Hello Fight fans, we’re back again with another fight week live from the home of the UFC in Las Vegas.
UFC Austin was epic; it equaled the record for most finishes on a fight night card and all the fights were amazing.
We were able to cash in one best bet while coming close with another one as Kevin Holland nearly knocked out Tim Means.
We dust off and move to another underrated card, everyone has their eyes on the pot of gold next week which is UFC 276 but do not sleep on this card.
Some of these fights are amazing and they will combine for a fun night, we're back as usual with some cool bets and insight, so let's dive right in!
Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot
Last week's 3 round technical battle between Damir Ismagulov and Guram Kutateladze reassured the fight fans of the depth of this lightweight division.
If that fight was entertaining then we are in for a treat this weekend, 2 fierce ranked prospects will swing leather across 5 rounds in our main event this weekend.
Armenia's Araman Tsarukyan rose to the big show when he went toe to toe with the deadly Islam Makhachev in a fight of the night war.
Arman has been on a tear since that notable loss and has won 5 in a row to earn this main event spot.
Coming off 2 knockouts and performance of the night accolades, he has proven the depth of his skillset to the true fight fans.
Arman is a pressure-heavy wrestler with tight boxing defense and the strength to impose his will on his opponents.
This weekend he has a tough test ahead of him in Poland's latest hope for a champion, Mateusz Gamrot.
Gamrot is one fierce opponent who has been on a great career path of his own.
He has been one of the top fighters in Poland winning and defending 2 belts in KSW while staying undefeated.
Gamrot faced some adversity in his UFC debut as he was handed his first career loss via split decision to Guram Kutateladze in a fight of the night war.
The KSW champ dusted off and came back with a 3-fight win-streak which saw him finish 3 top contenders in Scott Holtzman, Jeremy Stephens, and Diego Ferreira.
This fight is amazing, and we are in for a treat as these two top prospects will go head-to-head across 25 minutes to clear the top 10 picture in this stacked lightweight division.
Our first best bet comes on the Light Heavyweight bout this weekend between Carlos Ulberg and Tafon Nchukwi.
Carlos has been one of City Kickboxing's brightest talents, he took a debut loss on his journey to adjusting from kickboxing to MMA but showcased a complete game in his last outing.
So at a 2/1 price tag we'll take a stab at the Kiwi prospect.
Our next best bet is a 2-leg parlay between under 1.5 rounds in Chris Curtis vs Rodolfo Vieira and Shavkhat Rakhmonov to win.
Curtis is an explosive striker with 2 quick finishes in the UFC whereas, Vieira is a top BJJ practitioner who has never been to the scorecards.
This fight screams a finish, and we think it will be early.
For our second leg, we are backing the top Kazakh talent in Shavkat Rakhmonov.
He is currently 15-0 with a 100% finish rate and beholds a very well-rounded skill set. This week he meets a hit-or-miss Neil Magny who is very hittable and controllable on the ground.
We think Shavkat will make quick work of this test and move to the top 10 of this division.
Our final bet this weekend comes on this much anticipated Lightweight main event between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot.
Both fighters are coming off multiple finishes but against inferior opponents, it will be very competitive when they both compete this weekend.
We are unsure who will get their hands raised but we believe this one will hit the scorecards considering the skillset and durability on both sides.
Selection: Carlos Ulberg (Win market) @1.98
Under 1.5 rounds – Chris Curtis vs Rodolfo Vieira & Shavkhat Rakhmonov (Asian Total, Win market) @2.09
Yes, Arman Tsarukyan vs Mateusz Gamrot (Will the fight go the distance) @1.97