UFC on ESPN 38 results: Gamrot beats Tsarukyan via unanimous decision

Gamrot won the bout by a unanimous decision after receiving 48-47 scores from all three of the authorized judges and have eyes on Justin Gaethje next.

Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan went on war on UFC on ESPN 38 [Image-Twitter]
By Blesson Daniel | Jun 26, 2022 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Mateusz Gamrot and Arman Tsarukyan’s fight, which served as the main event of UFC on ESPN 38, featured an unbelievable five rounds of action. Both of the lightweight combatants wanted to make a statement on the big stage as they entered the first main event of their UFC debuts. After 25 minutes of fast-paced combat, the judges reached a unanimous conclusion and decided that Gamrot (21-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) had defeated Tsarukyan (18-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC).

Early on in the bout, both competitors tried to define their strategies. Gamrot grabbed one leg and lifted it high in an attempt to get a takedown, but Tsarukyan managed to remain standing. Tsarukyan finished a stunning takedown a little while later, which was followed by a few frantic struggles for the position. In the second round, the action continued to move quickly. After a few brief initial exchanges, Tsarukyan delivered a powerful kick to Gamrot’s torso that reverberated throughout the UFC Apex.

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Gamrot expertly flipped Tsarukyan’s attempt to restart the battle on the ground. Tsarukyan, who appeared to dominate Gamrot in the opening two rounds, delivered yet another strong kick to the body. Gamrot returned to his feet after dominating Tsarukyan on the mat and began to unleash attacks. Gamrot tried to finish the bout with one more takedown. In the dying moments of this extremely intriguing main event, Tsarukyan was able to change positions and hit a couple of blows. Gamrot won the bout by a unanimous decision after receiving 48-47 scores from all three of the authorized judges. Now Gamrot wants Justin Gaethje to be his next opponent.

UFC on ESPN 38 match card and results

Preliminary Card

  • Light Heavyweight Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi – Carlos Ulberg def. Tafon Nchukwi via TKO (punches) – R1, 1:15
  • Featherweight Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. T.J. Brown – Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. TJ Brown via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Bantamweight Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov – Sergey Morozov def. Raulian Paiva via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Flyweight JP Buys vs. Cody Durden – Cody Durden def. JP Buys via TKO (punches) – R1, 1:08
  • Bantamweight Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista – Mario Bautista def. Brian Kelleher via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 2:27
  • Women’s Strawweight Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey – Vanessa Demopoulos def. Jinh Yu Frey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Main Card

  • Lightweight Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot – Mateusz Gamrot def. Arman Tsarukyan via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
  • Welterweight Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov – Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Neil Magny via submission (guillotine choke) – R2, 4:58
  • Heavyweight Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot – Josh Parisian def. Alan Baudot via TKO (punches) – R2, 3:04
  • Lightweight Thiago Moisés vs. Christos Giagos – Thiago Moises def. Christos Giagos via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:05
  • Bantamweight Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov – Umar Nurmagomedov def. Nate Maness via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
  • Middleweight Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira – Chris Curtis def. Rodolfo Vieira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)