UFC returns to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 25 with UFC ON ESPN 38 / UFC Vegas 57 with an action-packed card at UFC Apex's home base that will be broadcast on ESPN2 after the initial phase on ESPN2.
A thrilling match between the rising lightweight contenders is featured in the main event. There will be a fierce five round match between Arman Tsarukyan (18-2 MMA, 5-1 UFC) and Mateusz Gamrot (20-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) who will try to advance to the next level of the division. (Click here for more details)
In the co-host event, Neil Magny steps up to take on one of Shaukat Rakhmonov's most promising prospects. It will be one of the most exciting and action-packed battles of the night. Because Rakhmonov called Magny after fulfilling his wish after his last fight with Magny.
Shaukat Rakhmonov vs. Neil Magny
Neil Magny is undoubtedly one of the lightest welterweight of the decade. The 19-7 record held under the UFC banner binds him to George St. Pierre with the most wins in Welterweight history.
Neil Magny (26-8) and Shavkat Rakhmonov (15-0) will compete for the 170-pound welterweight matchup at UFC Vegas 57 on Saturday, June 25. Magny has one of the widest resumes in the UFC and is leading 5-1 in his last six fights.
Meanwhile, his opponent Rakhmonov has emerged as one of the most closely followed prospects on the roster with a perfect record of 15-0, including three straight finals in the UFC.
Rakhmonov vs. Magny Betting Pick and Prediction
According to statistics, the two fighters are very similar. Magny has a slight lead in strikes as he averages just over three and a half strikes per minute, while Rakhmonov is close to three. Rakhmonov is slightly better defensively as he averages less than two significant strikes per minute, while Magny absorbs just over two.
Rakhmonov has the upper hand in the pairing, although the two take off almost identically in 15 minutes. Nomad has an excellent take-down defense, however, and he is very aggressive on the mat because he is always on the lookout for submissions.
It is a difficult test for Magnus Rakhmonov, but it is a test he will pass with flying colors.
Neil Magny (+320
Shavkat Rakhmonov (-390)
Prediction: Shavkat Rakhmonov by submission
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