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The third and final fight card of the weekend for our MMASucka staff picks is here.

Later tonight, June 25 sees UFC Vegas 57, also titled as UFC on ESPN 38, set to take place from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Six fights make up the night’s main card beginning at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT) live on both ESPN+ for subscribers and ESPN for cable viewers.

Results from UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot will be available here at MMASucka.

Also, make sure to recap our staff picks from Friday’s PFL 5 2022 and Bellator 282.

The Fights

Lightweights Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot may be newer faces to the UFC, but it has not taken long for their presence to be known. The two rising stars are set for their first promotional main events having only ten prior combined octagon fights to their resume.

Tsarukyan will make his second appearance of the year, lastly stopping that of Joel Alvarez in late February. A win would be his sixth in-a-row since his lone UFC defeat to current top-five contender Islam Makhachev. Former KSW featherweight and lightweight champion Gamrot lost his first professional fight in his October of 2020 UFC debut to Guram Kutateladze. The Polish talent has many accolades across various forms of martial arts searching tonight for a fourth-straight stoppage win.

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In the featured co-main event, Neil Magny will take on Shavkat Rakhmonov at 170 pounds. Magny looks to back up a March split decision win over Max Griffin in his 27th promotional fight. Former M-1 welterweight champion Rakhmonov hopes to remain undefeated having a 100% finishing rate over all of his 15 victories (8 via KO/TKO, 7 via SUB).

See all of our UFC Vegas 57 staff picks further below.

Staff Picks

Staff picks in 2022 will follow the same set of rules from the 2021 season. Throughout the calendar year, staff picks will be composed of main card fights from both UFC and Bellator events. Main card fights and selected preliminary fights will be included for PFL MMA. Dana White’s Contender Series will be composed of the entire fight card; dates for this promotion’s return are soon-to-be announced.

The WINNER of staff picks in 2022 will have a choice between receiving a custom-made championship belt from ProAmBelts or a chain from Championship Chains. A winner is determined simply by the individual correctly picking the most victorious fighters at the year’s end. Nate Freeman secured his first victory with MMASucka in 2021 with a compiled record 243-136.

Who are the MMASucka staff picking to win at UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot?

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Staff Records after UFC on ESPN 37:

1. Wesley Riddle: 110-55
2. Nate Freeman: 109-56
3. Michael DeSantis: 108-57
4. Frazer Krohn: 107-58
5T. Mike Lynch: 103-62
5T. Jeremy Brand: 103-56
5T. Julio Monteros Jr.: 103-51
8. William Dong: 102-63
9. Chris Presnell: 101-64
10. Brandon Joint: 96-57
11. Andrew Benjamin: 95-70
12. Tim Wheaton: 93-51
13. Coby Weinsier: 87-47
14. Ash Camyab: 85-55
15. Jacek Okninski: 69-54
16. Brian Knight: 67-41
17. Chinyere Okafor: 63-30
18. Jack Goodwillie: 62-29
19. Matt Bricker: 24-22
20. Joe Porter: 11-5

*Note – not all staff pick for every event*
*Note – PFL 5 2022 picks will be added to the above records NEXT weekend*


Chris Curtis (28-8), -120
vs.
Rodolfo Vieira (8-1), +100

Middleweight Division
~ 185 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Curtis via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Curtis via Split Decision
Michael DeSantis: Vieira via Round 2 SUB
Ash Camyab: Vieira via Round 2 SUB
Andrew Benjamin: Curtis via Round 1 TKO
Frazer Krohn: Curtis via Split Decision
Mike Lynch: Curtis via Round 3 TKO
Nate Freeman: Curtis via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Vieira via Round 2 SUB
Chris Presnell: Curtis via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: Vieira via Round 2 SUB
William Dong: Curtis via Round 1 TKO
Chinyere Okafor: Curtis via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Curtis via Round 2 TKO
Brian Knight: Vieira via Round 2 SUB
Joe Porter: Curtis via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Curtis: 11
Staff picking Vieira: 5


Nate Maness (14-1), +650
vs.
Umar Nurmagomedov (14-0), -950

Bantamweight Division
~ 135 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 SUB
Ash Camyab: Nurmagomedov via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Nurmagomedov via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 SUB
Mike Lynch: Nurmagomedov via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 TKO
Tim Wheaton: Nurmagomedov via Round 3 SUB
Chris Presnell: Nurmagomedov via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Nurmagomedov via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Nurmagomedov via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 SUB
Julio Monteros Jr.: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Nurmagomedov via Round 2 TKO
Joe Porter: Nurmagomedov via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Maness: 0
Staff picking Nurmagomedov: 16


Thiago Moises (15-6), -255
vs.
Christos Giagos (19-9), +215

Lightweight Division
~ 155 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Moises via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Michael DeSantis: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Moises via Round 2 SUB
Nate Freeman: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Moises via Round 2 SUB
William Dong: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Moises via Unanimous Decision
Joe Porter: Moises via Unanimous Decision

Staff picking Moises: 16
Staff picking Giagos: 0


Josh Parisian (14-5), -110
vs.
Alan Baudot (8-4), -110

Heavyweight Division
~ 265 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Baudot via Unanimous Decision
Wesley Riddle: Baudot via Round 3 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Parisian via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Parisian via Round 1 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Parisian via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Parisian via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Parisian via Round 1 TKO
Nate Freeman: Baudot via Split Decision
Tim Wheaton: Baudot via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Parisian via Round 1 TKO
Brandon Joint: Baudot via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Baudot via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Baudot via Round 2 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Parisian via Unanimous Decision
Brian Knight: Baudot via Unanimous Decision
Joe Porter: Baudot via Round 1 TKO

Staff picking Parisian: 7
Staff picking Baudot: 9


Neil Magny (26-9), +350
vs.
Shavkat Rakhmonov (15-0), -435

Welterweight Co-Main Event
~ 170 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Rakhmonov via Round 1 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Rakhmonov via Round 1 SUB
Michael DeSantis: Rakhmonov via Round 2 TKO
Ash Camyab: Magny via Unanimous Decision
Andrew Benjamin: Magny via Split Decision
Frazer Krohn: Rakhmonov via Round 2 TKO
Mike Lynch: Rakhmonov via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Rakhmonov via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Rakhmonov via Round 2 TKO
Chris Presnell: Rakhmonov via Round 2 SUB
Brandon Joint: Rakhmonov via Unanimous Decision
William Dong: Rakhmonov via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Rakhmonov via Round 1 TKO
Julio Monteros Jr.: Rakhmonov via Round 2 SUB
Brian Knight: Rakhmonov via Round 2 TKO
Joe Porter: Rakhmonov via Round 2 TKO

Staff picking Magny: 2
Staff picking Rakhmonov: 14


Arman Tsarukyan (18-2), -265
vs.
Mateusz Gamrot (20-1, 1 NC), +225

Lightweight Main Event
~ 155 lbs. ~

Jeremy Brand: Tsarukyan via Round 3 TKO
Wesley Riddle: Tsarukyan via Round 4 TKO
Michael DeSantis: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Ash Camyab: Tsarukyan via Round 4 TKO
Andrew Benjamin: Gamrot via Unanimous Decision
Frazer Krohn: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Mike Lynch: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Nate Freeman: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Tim Wheaton: Gamrot via Unanimous Decision
Chris Presnell: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Joint: Gamrot via Split Decision
William Dong: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Chinyere Okafor: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Julio Monteros Jr.: Tsarukyan via Round 3 TKO
Brian Knight: Tsarukyan via Unanimous Decision
Joe Porter: Tsarukyan via Split Decision

Staff picking Tsarukyan: 13
Staff picking Gamrot: 3

*Fight odds from DraftKings*

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Wesley Riddle is a 25-year-old writer out of Harrisonburg, Virginia and a recent graduate from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia, having obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education. Watching the draw between Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard from 2011 sparked his interest in the sport of mixed martial arts. He created "All That MMA" on Twitter, which came to birth in December of 2013. He would join with MMASucka in the later quarter of 2016. Some of Riddle's hobbies include music, playing golf, watching horror movies, and working with non-profit organizations throughout his community. You can follow him on Twitter at @AllThatMMA or @WesleyRiddleMMA, and on Instagram @WesleyRiddle.

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