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UFC on ESPN 38 live results: Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot

The Octagon is back at the UFC Apex this weekend with an interesting main event between two surging lightweights.
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Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 38: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot, emanating from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The UFC closes out a busy month of June back at their home base in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas with a lightweight bout featuring two prospects looking to break into the top ten of the divisional rankings.

11th-ranked Arman Tsarukyan puts his five-fight win streak on the line against 12th-ranked Mateusz Gamrot, who is on a three-fight win streak. Both are looking to break into that upper echelon of the lightweight division. Tsarukyan scored a second-round knockout of Joel Alvarez in his last fight in February, while Gamrot scored a second-round knockout of Diego Ferreira in his last fight in December.

In the co-main event, long-time veteran Neil Magny looks to become the all-time UFC welterweight wins leader as he looks for his 20th UFC win when he takes on rising contender Shavkat Rakhmonov. Also on the main card is a lightweight bout pitting Thiago Moises against Christos Giagos, a bantamweight fight between Nate Maness and Umar Nurmagomedov, and a middleweight bout that sees Chris Curtis take on Rodolfo Vieira.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.

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> Women's Strawweights- Vanessa Demopoulos (7-4, 1-1 UFC) vs. Jinh Yu Frey (11-6, 2-2 UFC)

Frey with a leg kick. Frey lands a left hand. Demopoulos lands a right hand. Demopoulos with an inside leg kick. Frey lands a left hand. She lands another as Demopoulos lands a leg kick. Frey throws the jabs and Demopoulos briefly slips to the mat. Demopoulos with a right hand and then another. Frey with a combo against the fence. Demopoulos lands a leg kick and Frey grabs the leg and lands a kick that trips Demopoulos to the mat but she gets right up. Frey with a leg kick. Demopoulos scores a takedown. They get to their feet and both land knees before they break. Frey with a high kick. Frey lands a double jab. Demopoulos lands a right hand. She lands another. 10-9 Frey.

They trade to start the second and they trade leg kicks. Demopoulos tries a takedown but it was telegraphed and Frey defended. Frey lands a combo against the fence. Demopoulos lands a right hand. Frey counters with a left hand. Demopoulos lands another right hand but Frey landing with more volume. Frey with a leg kick. Demopoulos tries a takedown but Frey shakes it off. Frey with a head kick. Frey gets the better of an exchange. Frey with the left hand. Frey with a leg kick and Demopoulos lands a short combo. They trade in close range. Demopoulos with a right hand and Frey counters with a left. They clinch against the fence and Demopoulos with some knees as Frey was landing punches then they break. Demopoulos with a right hand.

They trade in a wild exchange to start the third and they clinch against the fence. Demopoulos with some knees. They battle in there and Demopoulos with more knees as they break. Frey lands the jab as Demopoulos is throwing big punches. Demopoulos tries for a takedown and has the leg but Frey is defending. Demopoulos has the body lock against the cage but is just holding on. Demopoulos with some knees. Demopoulos with some pressure and landing some knees. Demopoulos with more knees. Frey with some ear slaps. They break and Demopoulos lands a right hand and Frey lands some big left hands at the end. Close fight. 10-9 Demopoulos, 29-28 Frey.

Official Result- Vanessa Demopoulos def. Jinh Yu Frey by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

> Bantamweights- Brian Kelleher (24-13, 8-6 UFC) vs. Mario Bautista (9-2, 3-2 UFC)

They trade kicks. Kelleher with a body kick. Bautista with a right hand. Bautista gets a takedown and is in side control. They get to their feet. Bautista gets a takedown and has the back of Kelleher and locks in a rear-naked choke to get Kelleher to tap. Nice finish by Bautista.

Official Result- Mario Bautista def. Brian Kelleher by submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:27 of Round 1

> Flyweights- JP Buys (9-4, 0-2 UFC) vs. Cody Durden (12-4-1, 1-2-1 UFC)

Buys with a leg kick. Durden lands a right hand and had Buys hurt and Buys went for a takedown but Durden defends and they clinch against the fence. They break as Buys lands an elbow then he lands a right hand. Durden lands another right hand then drops Buys with a punch and is teeing off and landing big shots to the side of the head and it is stopped. Big finish by Durden.

Official Result- Cody Durden def. JP Buys by TKO (punches) at 1:08 of Round 1

> Bantamweights- Raulian Paiva (21-4, 3-3 UFC) vs. Sergey Morozov (17-5, 1-2 UFC)

They trade leg kicks. Paiva lands a right hand and then wobbles Morozov with another right hand and Morozov now looks for a takedown against the fence as they clinch. They break. Paiva with the jab. Paiva lands two more big right hands and Morozov is circling around. Paiva with a combo. Morozov lands a left hook. Morozov throws a right hand and Paiva grabs the body lock but lets go. They trade jabs. Paiva with a leg kick that gets checked. Paiva lands a right hand. They trade punches in close range. They trade heavy punches. Paiva with a solid combination. Morozov lands a left hook. Paiva lands a nice combo. 10-9 Paiva.

They trade right hands. Morozov lands a left hook. Morozov with a leg kick. Paiva with a right hand and a follow-up knee. Morozov ducks under a Paiva right hand and scores a takedown. Morozov with a big right hand from the top as he remains in the guard of Paiva. Paiva is trying to find an opening from the bottom. Paiva going for the leg but Morozov fights out of it. Morozov gets the back but ragdolls Paiva back to side control. Morozov then has the back again as they get to their feet. Morozov with a knee. Paiva has the neck standing but Morozov pops out. Morozov tries a takedown and Paiva grabs the neck again. They're just holding onto each other as the round ends. 10-9 Morozov, 19-19.

Morozov lands a left hand. Morozov with a combination and shoots for a takedown but Paiva rolls with it and gets to his feet. Morozov trips Paiva to the mat but they get to their feet. They break and both land some punches. Paiva shoots for a takedown but Morozov sprawls away to defend. Morozov with a right hand. They trade jabs. Paiva lands a right hand. They trade punches inside the pocket. Morozov shoots for the takedown but Paiva defends. Paiva tries for one but Morozov defends. They're clinched but break. Morozov with a body kick. Paiva lands a right hand. Paiva gets a late takedown. 10-9 Morozov, 29-28 Morozov.

Official Result- Sergey Morozov def. Raulian Paiva by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Featherweights- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (36-10, 1-1 UFC) vs. TJ Brown (16-8, 2-2 UFC)

Nuerdanbieke lands a solid right hand. Brown lands a right hand. They both land leg kicks and punches. Brown lands two right hands and some knees as Nuerdanbieke lands some right hands. Brown with a leg kick. They trade leg kicks. Nuerdanbieke lands a right hand and Brown goes to the mat but gets right up and goes for a takedown but Nuerdanbieke reverses it and is in the guard of Brown. Brown goes for an armbar but Nuerdanbieke gets out and Brown grabs the leg and Nuerdanbieke grabs the fence. Nuerdanbieke also grabs the leg looking for a submission. They both escape to their feet. They trade punches. Brown with a body kick. Nuerdanbieke shoots for a takedown but Brown defends. Nuerdanbieke lands a jab. Brown lands a right hand and a head kick. Nuerdanbieke gets a takedown. Nuerdanbieke ends the round on top. 10-9 Nuerdanbieke.

Brow lands a right hand. Nuerdanbieke gets a trip takedown against the fence. Brown is looking for a kimura from the bottom as Nuerdanbieke is trying to take the back. Brown reverses to the top and tries to flatten Nuerdanbieke out. Brown gets the back of Nuerdanbieke. Brown lands some left hands against the fence. Brown still has back control. He's going for the kimura but it might let Nuerdanbieke back on top. Brown is looking for the arm still and now is looking for a triangle choke. Nuerdanbieke with some body shots from the top at the end. 10-9 Brown, 19-19.

They trade punches to start the third. They trade jabs. Nuerdanbieke with a right hand. Brown lands a left hook. Nuerdanbieke lands a big combo. Nuerdanbieke lands a left hook. Nuerdanbieke gets the takedown. He's in the half-guard of Brown. He's landing as he's keeping Brown planted on the mat. Nuerdanbieke still in the half-guard and Brown doing nothing until he suddenly explodes to his feet and grabs the back of Nuerdanbieke. They go to the mat and Brown is on top. Brown with a couple of left hands as he has the back. Brown now back on top and lands some right hands. Brown gets the back but Nuerdanbieke escapes back to the top and lands a left hand. Nuerdanbieke has the back and lands and Brown gets the top and lands at the end. 10-9 Nuerdanbieke, 29-28 Nuerdanbieke.

Official Result- Shayilan Nuerdanbieke def. TJ Brown by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Light Heavyweights- Carlos Ulberg (4-1, 1-1 UFC) vs. Tafon Nchukwi (6-2, 2-2 UFC)

They both land mainly leg kicks in the opening minute. Ulberg lands a left hand that hurts Nchukwi. Ulberg follows it up with a combo that drops Nchukwi, Nchukwi starts to get up and Ulberg finishes it with another combo that keeps Nchukwi down. Big finish by Ulberg.

Official Result- Carlos Ulberg def. Tafon Nchukwi by TKO (punches) at 1:15 of Round 1

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> Middleweights- Chris Curtis (28-8, 2-0 UFC) vs. Rodolfo Vieira (8-1, 3-1 UFC)

They both throw punches and Vieira shoots for the takedown but Curtis defends and lands from the top before they get up. They're tied up against the fence and Vieira lands a low blow. They get back to action and Vieira is trying for the takedown against the fence. Curtis defends and they break. Vieira tries for another one but Curtis defends and lands a knee to the body on the break. Vieira with a leg kick. We have another timeout for another groin strike by Vieira. They get back to action and Vieira tries a takedown but Curtis defends. Both land punches and Curtis lands to the body. Close round. 10-9 Vieira.

Vieira with a leg kick. Vieira with another leg kick and Curtis lands a left hand. Vieira shoots for a takedown but Curtis defends against the fence. They break. Vieira lands a kick and Curtis said it was low but it wasn't called. They trade punches. Vieira shoots for a takedown but Curtis defends and lands to the body. They trade punches and Curtis lands a left hand. Curtis lands a right hand. Curtis with a left hand. They trade punches. Curtis with a left hand to the body. Curtis with a left hand. Curtis with a left hand to the head then one to the body. He rocks Vieira with a left hand. 10-9 Curtis, 19-19.

They trade punches to start the third and Curtis is landing to the body. Curtis still landing and Vieira shooting for takedowns but Curtis is defending. Curtis with the jab. Both men are slowing down. Vieira still trying for the takedown but Curtis gets away. Vieira goes for another one and Curtis defends again. Vieira is 0-for-15 in his takedown attempts. Curtis is landing with some good damage here in the third. Curtis with a left hand. Curtis with a right hand. They trade lefts. Vieira lands a combo. Vieira with another failed takedown attempt. Curtis with left hands to the body and chin. Vieira lands a nice jab. Vieira misses another takedown attempt. Vieira tries for another one but Curtis sprawls and lands punches at the end. 10-9 Curtis, 29-28 Curtis.

Official Result- Chris Curtis def. Rodolfo Vieira by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

> Bantamweights- Nate Maness (14-1, 3-0 UFC) vs. Umar Nurmagomedov (14-0, 2-0 UFC)

Nurmagomedov with a leg kick. They're both feeling each other out then they tie-up and Nurmagomedov gets a takedown. Nurmagomedov pressuring from the top and lands a couple of short punches. Nurmagomedov steps over to half-guard as he retains top position. Nurmagomedov gets mount and lands some right hands. Nurmagomedov with big shots from the top at the end. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov gets an early takedown in the second and works in the half-guard and then moves to side control. Nurmagomedov controlling from the top as he has head control. Nurmagomedov now with the three-quarters mount. He lands left hands from the top. He goes back to side mount then back to half-guard. Nurmagomedov gets back to side mount. Nurmagomedov gets the back for a second but gets back to side mount and lands some elbows. He gets the back again and has a hook in and lands some punches. Nurmagomedov ends up back on top at the end of the round. 10-8 Nurmagomedov, 20-17 Nurmagomedov.

Nurmagomedov with a couple of kicks to start the third as Nurmagomedov lands a  head kick. He lands a body kick followed by a right hand. Nurmagomedov with a big push kick to the face of Maness. Maness throws some shots but Nurmagomedov ducks away from them all. Nurmagomedov with a big left hand. Nurmagomedov grabs the single leg and scores a takedown. Nurmagomedov with domination from the top as he's landing punches and elbows. Nurmagomedov with some more punches from the top. Nurmagomedov with more shots from the top. Nurmagomedov with some lefts to the body. Complete domination. 10-8 Nurmagomedov, 30-25 Nurmagomedov.

Official Result- Umar Nurmagomedov def. Nate Maness by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

> Lightweights- Thiago Moises (15-6, 4-4 UFC) vs. Christos Giagos (19-9, 5-5 UFC)

Giagos lands a right hand as Moises drops down for a takedown and pushes it against the fence. Giagos scrambles out but Moises grabs the back and gets the hooks in as Giagos is on his feet and has Moises on his back. Moises lands some punches from the back. Moises gets the rear-naked choke locked in and Giagos taps! Great showing from Moises.

Official Result- Thiago Moises def. Christos Giagos by submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:05 of Round 1

> Heavyweights- Josh Parisian (14-5, 1-2 UFC) vs. Alan Baudot (8-3 1 NC, 0-2 1 NC UFC)

Baudot with some side kicks and lands an uppercut. We have a timeout for a low blow but they get back to action. They trade punches and Baudot with an uppercut to the body. Parisian with a leg kick. Baudot with a leg kick and they clinch but break. Baudot with the jab. Parisian tries a spin attack but Baudot drops him with a right hand and lands some shots from the top trying to finish. Baudot with a knee to the body. Baudot lands lots of punches as Parisian works his way up but he gets to his feet and Baudot is still landing big punches. They clinch against the fence. Parisian drops down and gets the takedown. Parisian with big right hands from the top and he is looking for a finish. Baudot covering up and Parisian kept looking at the ref for a stoppage but it allowed Baudot to survive. 10-9 Baudot.

Baudot with a leg kick. Baudot with some uppercuts in the clinch. Parisian gets the takedown. Parisian with some left hands from the top and Baudot is covering up. Parisian now with some elbows. Parisian with some hammerfists and he continues to land left hands. They get to their feet. They break and Parisian grabs the body lock against the fence and tries a takedown but Baudot almost ended up on top. Parisian ends up on top. Parisian gets the mount and land punches and Baudot gives up his back. Parisian landing punches and it is stopped and Parisian gets the finish.

Official Result- Josh Parisian def. Alan Baudot by TKO (punches) at 3:04 of Round 2

> Welterweights- #10 Neil Magny (26-8, 19-7 UFC) vs. #15 Shavkat Rakhmonov (15-0, 3-0 UFC)

Magny lands some body kicks and Rakhmonov gets a takedown after catching a leg. Rakhmonov postures up and lands lots of punches from the top as Magny is playing defense and lands some upkicks. Rakhmonov trying to get the mount but Magny uses his legs to utilize the cage in escaping though Rakhmonov is still on top by the fence. Rakhmonov with more punches from the top. He looks for the neck and the guillotine but lets go. Rakhmonov with a heavy elbow. Magny looking for the leg. Rakhmonov with more right hands from the top. Magny still has the leg and is trying for a heel hook but Rakhmonov defending. Rakhmonov gets back on top and lands an elbow. 10-9 Rakhmonov.

They trade jabs to start the second. Magny with a right hand. Rakhmonov with a spin kick. Rakhmonov gets the takedown against the fence and is in control from side control. They scramble and Rakhmonov had the back for a moment but he gets back to side mount and is looking for a D'Arce choke but abandons it. Rakhmonov in the half-guard of Magny and lands some punches. Rakhmonov with some big punches from the top. Rakhmonov gets a guillotine locked in late and Magny taps! Impressive performance from Rakhmonov.

Official Result- Shavkat Rakhmonov def. Neil Magny by submission (guillotine choke) at 4:58 of Round 2

> Lightweights- #11 Arman Tsarukyan (18-2, 5-1 UFC) vs. #12 Mateusz Gamrot (20-1 1 NC, 3-1 UFC)

Gamrot lands the first punch and Tsarukyan goes for the takedown but they scramble around and stay on the feet and separate. Tsarukyan with a body kick. Gamrot with a left hand. Gamrot lands a leg kick and Tsarukyan gets a takedown off it. They scramble to their feet and Gamrot gets the back of Tsarukyan and is looking for the takedown. They break and Tsarukyan lands a head kick. Gamrot lands a right hand. Tsarukyan with a heavy leg kick. Gamrot with a right hand and Tsarukyan with a body kick. They trade kicks. They scramble and Tsarukyan grabs the neck at the end. 10-9 Tsarukyan.

They're both looking for openings. Gamrot lands a body kick. Gamrot trying to land the right hand. Tsarukyan with a left hook. Tsarukyan with a massive body kick. Tsarukyan shoots for a takedown but Gamrot defends as they get to their feet. Tsarukyan tries for another one but Gamrot defends and they separate. Gamrot with a left hand. Tsarukyan with a body kick. They both land left hands after Gamrot lands a right hand. 10-9 Tsarukyan, 20-18 Tsarukyan.

Tsarukyan with a body kick to start the third. Gamrot with a right hand. Tsarukyan with a leg kick. Tsarukyan lands a right hand and Gamrot shoots for a takedown but Tsarukyan defends. They trade right hands. Gamrot lands a nice combo after Tsarukyan lands a right hand. Gamrot gets a brief takedown and has the back as they get up. Tsarukyan is grabbing the fence to defend Gamrot trying to take it down. Gamrot drags it down and has the back. Gamrot with a left hand but they get up as Tsarukyan grabbed the fence again. Gamrot still has the back but they end up separating. Tsarukyan shoots for a takedown but Gamrot sprawls out. Tsarukyan has the leg but Gamrot lands a right hand and Tsarukyan lets go. Tsarukyan with a spin kick to the body. They trade punches. Tsarukyan with a body kick. He lands another. 10-9 Gamrot, 29-28 Tsarukyan.

Gamrot lands a right hand. They trade in close range and Tsarukyan with a nice right hand. Gamrot tries for a takedown but Tsarukyan is defending. Tsarukyan with a high kick. Gamrot lands a right hand. They trade in close range and Tsarukyan drops Gamrot with a spinning back fist and Tsarukyan jumps on top and tries to grab the neck. They get to their feet. Tsarukyan lands a right hand. Gamrot gets a takedown and has the back but they get right up. Gamrot gets it back down and is trying to get the hooks in. Gamrot with short right hands from the back. Gamrot trying to find the choke but moves to the top. They get up at the end. 10-9 Tsarukyan, 39-37 Tsarukyan.

Gamrot with a right hand. Tsarukyan with a leg kick that trips Gamrot up. Tsarukyan with a leg kick. Gamrot lands a right hand. Gamrot gets a takedown and has the back but gets the top as he still has the body lock. They get to their feet and Gamrot with a knee to the thigh then they separate. Tsarukyan tries a spinning back fist and Gamrot drops for a takedown but Tsarukyan defends. They break. Tsarukyan with a body kick. Tsarukyan with a right hand. Gamrot lands a right hand. Gamrot with another right hand. Gamrot tries for a takedown but Tsarukyan defends. Tsarukyan grabs the neck but they stand. Gamrot with a combo. Tsarukyan with a body kick. Gamrot with a right hand. Gamrot gets a late takedown. He gets the back as they stand. Tsarukyan with some body shots at the end. Great fight. Close fight. 10-9 Gamrot, 48-47 Tsarukyan.

Official Result- Mateusz Gamrot def. Arman Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)