Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, and other UFC fighters reacted after Mateusz Gamrot defeats Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Vegas 57

Dustin Poirier, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Islam Makhachev, and other UFC fighters reacted after Mateusz Gamrot defeats Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Vegas 57

UFC Vegas 57 event was headlined by a key lightweight contest featuring Arman Tsarukyan taking on Mateusz Gamrot.

As advertised, the main event battle between Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot turned out to be an absolute thriller.

Tsarukyan (18-3 MMA) had entered the contest sporting a five-fight winning streak, his latest being a second round TKO victory over Joel Alvarez from back in February. The Armenian-Russian was 5-1 since joining the UFC in April of 2019, with his lone loss coming against top contender Islam Makhachev.

Meanwhile, Mateusz Gamrot (21-1 MMA) was coming off three straight stoppage wins, his most recent being a TKO victory over Carlos Diego Ferreira from back in December. The former KSW lightweight champion had gone 3-1 since joining the UFC ranks, with his lone loss coming by split decision to Guram Kutateladze.

It was a competitive affair, with both men finding success at various points in the fight. Ultimately, though, Gamrot convinced all three judges that he deserved to have his hand raised after five rounds. Sal D’Amato, Chris Lee, and Ron McCarthy were all on the same page, scoring the bout 48-47 in favor of the Polish fighter.

UFC Vegas 57 main event proved to be a thrilling back and forth technical fight. Arman Tsarukyan had the better success in rounds one and two, but Mateusz Gamrot began to claw his way back in round three. Round four proved to be another closely contested contest and fans scorecards were all over the place heading into round five. The final five minutes was back and forth once again but Gamrot appeared to get the better of Arman in the frame.

Official UFC Vegas 57 Result: Mateusz Gamrot def. Arman Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)

Here’s how the pros reacted to the results of UFC Fight Night: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot:

It’s safe to say that Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t get enough of the action. The former undefeated lightweight champ hopped on Twitter to chime in with his thoughts.

Meanwhile, lightweight contender Islam Makhachev congratulated Gamrot on his performance. The rising star also tried to console Tsarukyan with a reaffirming message.

Lightweight star Dustin Poirier was pleased with the night’s results. ‘The Diamond’ took to Twitter to congratulate his American Top Team teammates Gamrot and Thiago Moises, who were both victorious in their fights.

Former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jan Blachowicz extended his regards to his fellow Pole. Meanwhile, Belal Muhammad pointed out that Tsarukyan is still a future champion in his books.

Top 155-pound contender Beneil Dariush called the fight “inspiring.” Meanwhile, Derek Brunson, Urijah Faber, and Cody Garbrandt only had great things to say about the main event clash.

Michael Chiesa said the fight reminded him of Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw. Xtreme Couture coach Erik Nicksick said he doesn’t envy the judges, while up-and-comer Muhammad Mokaev gave Gamrot a shoutout.

Mateusz Gamrot made it clear that he wants a top-ranked lightweight as his next opponent. During his post-fight interview, ‘Gamer’ revealed that he has his sights set on former two-time title challenger Justin Gaethje.

“I am ready for f***ing every single guy in the division,” declared Gamrort. “In the future, I will be a champion for sure. I want to fight with Justin Gaethje. Justin Gaethje’s the most brutal guy in the division. I want to fight next with him.”

Gaethje is coming off a failed title bid against Charles Oliveira in his most recent outing. ‘The Highlight’ hasn’t responded to the call-out as of this writing.

Watch Mateusz Gamrot’s interview below:

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