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When the dust settles after this Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight
matchup, one man should vault himself into the top 10.

Polish outlet Polsat
Sport
announced on Thursday that Arman
Tsarukyan
(18-2) and Mateusz
Gamrot
(20-1, 1 NC) would toe the line on June 25. The event,
likely to be titled UFC
Fight Night 208
, is expected to go down inside the UFC Apex in
Las Vegas. These two lightweights will serve high on the billing,
with a card that does not currently hold a headliner. Both
men
have posted about
the fight
on their respective social media pages, which is one
they have been angling
for
since the beginning of April. The promotion’s broadcast
partner of ESPN
noted that the ink has not yet dried on the contracts, but that it
is being put together.

Tsarukyan made his company debut in 2019, and he took on rising
star Islam
Makhachev
and dropped a competitive decision. Since then, the
Russian nicknamed “Ahalkalakets” has rattled off five straight wins
at 155 pounds, most impressively a pair of knockouts over Christos
Giagos
and Joel
Alvarez
. Each of those finishes pocketed Tsarukyan “Performance
of the Night” bonus checks, and earning him a spot to crack the top
10 with a victory.

Like his opponent, Gamrot too fell short in his organization debut,
dropping a close split decision to Guram
Kutateladze
. In 2021, the Polish fighter had a landmark year by
recording three finishes, in which he claimed POTN checks for
knocking out Scott
Holtzman
and submitting Jeremy
Stephens
. His last time out saw him force Diego
Ferreira
to tap out due to a knee strike to the body. Both men
celebrate exactly 12 finishes in their respective careers, with
seven by knockout and five others due to submission.

The UFC Fight Night event on June 25 does not yet have a main
event, but it does have a destination of the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Beyond Tsarukyan-Gamrot, multiple high-stakes bouts bolster the
lineup, including a welterweight scrap between Neil Magny
and Shavkat
Rakhmonov
, a flyweight tilt of Tim Elliott
vs. Amir
Albazi
and a middleweight affair between Chris
Curtis
and Rodolfo
Vieira
.


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