Las Vegas – UFC® returns to UFC APEX with an exhilarating light-weight contenders’ bout that includes No. 11 ranked Arman Tsarukyan taking up No. 12 Mateusz Gamrot. The co-main occasion will see No. 10 ranked welterweight Neil Magny try and halt the momentum of undefeated No. 15 Shakvat Rakhmonov.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TSARUKYAN vs. GAMROT will happen Saturday, June 25 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The principle card shall be accessible on ESPN and ESPN Deportes, in addition to simulcast in English and Spanish on ESPN+, beginning at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. The prelims will kick off on ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.

One of many high lightweights within the sport immediately, Tsarukyan (18-2, combating out of Krasnodar, Russia, by means of Yerevan, Armenia) appears to increase his five-fight win streak in his first UFC fundamental occasion alternative. Throughout his final two journeys to the Octagon, he secured spectacular knockout wins towards Joel Alvarez and Christos Giagos. Tsarukyan now goals to change into the primary individual to complete Gamrot with an announcement efficiency.

Thrilling grappler Gamrot (20-1, combating out of Poznan, Poland) plans to proceed his journey up the 155-pound rankings with a breakout efficiency. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, he has earned dominant wins over Scott Holtzman, Jeremy Stephens and Diego Ferreira. Gamrot now hopes to dispatch Tsarukyan and break into the High 10 for the primary time in his profession.

Magny (26-9, combating out of Denver, Colo.) returns to motion searching for to take sole possession of the document for many UFC welterweight wins. A longtime fixture within the High 10, he holds notable victories towards fellow ranked opponents Geoff Neal and Li Jingliang. Magny now has his sights set on dispatching one other rising welterweight contender.

Rakhmonov (15-0, combating out of Kokshetau, Uzbekistan) hopes to bolster his undefeated résumé by taking out his first ranked opponent. In his first three UFC outings, the rising star has collected wins over Carlton Harris, Michel Prazeres and Alex Oliveira. Rakhmonov is now searching for one other victory to keep up his one hundred pc ending fee and proceed his meteoric ascent up the rankings.

Extra bouts on the cardboard embody:

  • A heavyweight bout sees Josh Parisian (14-5, combating out of Howell, Mich.) battle Alan Baudot (8-4, combating out of Paris, France)
  • Bantamweight prospects lock horns as Nate Maness (14-1, combating out of Henderson, Kent.) seeks handy Umar Nurmagomedov (14-0, combating out of Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia) his first loss
  • Chris Curtis (28-8, combating out of Las Vegas, Nev. by means of Cincinnati, Ohio) squares off with Rodolfo Vieira (8-1, combating out of Orlando, Fla. by means of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) at middleweight
  • Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (37-10, combating out of Beijing, China) meets TJ Brown (16-8, combating out of Little Rock, Ark.) in an intriguing featherweight bout
  • Mild heavyweight finishers collide as Carlos Ulberg (6-1, combating out of Auckland, New Zealand) returns towards Tafon Nchukwi (6-2, combating out of Temple Hill, Md.)
  • Dana White’s Contender Collection Brazil signee Thiago Moises (15-6, combating out of Indaiatuba, Brazil) battles Christos Giagos (19-9, combating out of Hawthorne, Calif.) at light-weight
  • Raulian Paiva (21-4, combating out of Amapa, Brazil) takes on Sergey Morozov (34-14, combating out of Aktobe, Mangystau, Kazakhstan) in a bantamweight conflict
  • Bantamweights Brian Kelleher (24-13, combating out of Selden, N.Y.) and Mario Bautista (9-2, combating out of Phoenix, Ariz.) goal to steal the present
  • JP Buys (9-4, combating out of Sacramento, Calif. by means of Johannesburg, South Africa) and Cody Durden (12-4-1, combating out of Loganville, Ga.) meet in a flyweight bout
  • Vanessa Demopoulos (7-4, combating out of Brook Park, Ohio) and Jinh Yu Frey (11-6, combating out of Arlington, Texas) sq. off at strawweight

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