The Octagon returned to Nevada for tonight’s UFC Vegas 57 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot.
Tonight’s 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.
Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot – Gamrot def. Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (48-47 x3)
UFC Vegas 57 event was co-headlined by a key welterweight bout featuring Neil Magny taking on Shavkat Rakhmonov.
UFC Vegas 57 co-main event proved to be a coming out party for Rakhmonov. The Kazakhstan native dominated the fight from start to finish, out performing Magny in both the striking and grappling departments. In the end, he finished the UFC veteran with a guillotine choke late in round two.
Official UFC Vegas 57 Result: Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Neil Magny via submission in Round 2
UFC Vegas 57: Other results
- Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot – Parisian def. Baudot via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of Round 2
- Thiago Moisés vs. Christos Giagos – Moises def. Giagos via Sub (rear-naked choke) at 3:05 of Round 1
- Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov – Nurmagomedov def. Maness by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
- Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira – Curtis def. Vieira by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC Vegas 57 Prelims (7pm EST on ESPN+)
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Tafon Nchukwi – Ulberg def. Nchukwi via TKO (punches) at 1:15 of Round 1
- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke vs. T.J. Brown – Nuerdanbieke def. Brown by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- Raulian Paiva vs. Sergey Morozov – Morozov def. Paiva by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
- JP Buys vs. Cody Durden – Durden def. Buys via TKO (punches) at 1:08 of Round 1
- Brian Kelleher vs. Mario Bautista – Bautista def. Kelleher via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:27 of Round 1
- Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Jinh Yu Frey – Demopoulos def. Frey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
UFC Vegas 57 Bonus Report: Five fighters take home $50k
Fight of the night: Lightweight fighters Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot earned ‘fight of the night’ honors for their thrilling war in tonight’s UFC Vegas 57 main event. Gamrot won the bout by unanimous decision.
Performance of the night: Shavkat Rakhmonov pocketed an extra $50k for his second round submission victory over Neil Magny.
Performance of the night: Josh Parisian earned an extra $50k for his second round TKO victory over Alan Baudot.
Performance of the night: Thiago Moises pocketed an extra $50k for his first round submission victory over Christos Giagos.
UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot – Highlights