UFC on ESPN 38: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot main card staff predictions

Will Arman Tsarukyan continue his ascent up the lightweight rankings? Can Shavkat Rakhmonov remain undefeated? The predictions from the MMA Empire team, along with our guest picker, can be found below for the six-fight main card.

Our guest picker for this event is Canadian lightweight prospect Tyrell Giselbrecht (2-1). After dealing with his first loss of his professional career, Giselbrecht bounced back in impressive fashion with a first round submission win at Unified MMA 45. He will look to keep the ball rolling later this year, likely in the Unified MMA cage once again.

2022 standings thru UFC on ESPN 37

1. Jason Hagholm (69-37) N/A in 2021

2. Kylan Knowler (68-38) 128-93-3 in 2021

T3. Joe McDonagh (67-39) 122-99-3 in 2021

T3. Cole Shelton (67-39) 138-83-3 in 2021 *Champion

T3. Cooper Riehl (67-39) 136-85-3 in 2021

T3. Cody Rempel (67-39) 134-87-3 in 2021

7. Dylan Bowker (65-41) 113-108-3 in 2021

8. Joel Griffith (64-42) 135-86-3 in 2021

9. Guest picker (55-51) 115-106-3 in 2021

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Jason Hagholm: Mateusz Gamrot via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Arman Tsarukyan via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Mateusz Gamrot via decision.

Cole Shelton: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Cody Rempel: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Mateusz Gamrot via decision.

Joel Griffith: Arman Tsarukyan via decision.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Mateusz Gamrot via submission.

Picks – Arman Tsarukyan: 5, Mateusz Gamrot: 4

Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

Jason Hagholm: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Shavkat Rakhmonov via submission.

Joe McDonagh: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Cole Shelton: Shavkat Rakhmonov via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Shavkat Rakhmonov via decision.

Cody Rempel: Neil Magny via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Shavkat Rakhmonov via TKO.

Picks – Neil Magny: 1, Shavkat Rakhmonov: 8

Josh Parisian vs. Alan Baudot

Jason Hagholm: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Josh Parisian via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Cole Shelton: Alan Baudot via decision.

Cooper Riehl: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Joel Griffith: Alan Baudot via TKO.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Josh Parisian via TKO.

Picks – Josh Parisian: 7, Alan Baudot: 2

Thiago Moises vs. Christos Giagos

Jason Hagholm: Christos Giagos via decision.

Kylan Knowler: Thiago Moises via decision.

Joe McDonagh: Christos Giagos via decision.

Cole Shelton: Thiago Moises via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Thiago Moises via submission.

Cody Rempel: Thiago Moises via decision.

Dylan Bowker: Thiago Moises via decision.

Joel Griffith: Thiago Moises via submission.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Thiago Moises via decision.

Picks – Thiago Moises: 7, Christos Giagos: 2

Nate Maness vs. Umar Nurmagomedov

Jason Hagholm: Umar Nurmagomedov via submission.

Kylan Knowler: Umar Nurmagomedov via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Umar Nurmagomedov via submission.

Cole Shelton: Umar Nurmagomedov via submission.

Cooper Riehl: Umar Nurmagomedov via decision.

Cody Rempel: Umar Nurmagomedov via submission.

Dylan Bowker: Umar Nurmagomedov via decision.

Joel Griffith: Umar Nurmagomedov via decision.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Umar Nurmagomedov via submission.

Picks – Nate Maness: 0, Umar Nurmagomedov: 9

Chris Curtis vs. Rodolfo Vieira

Jason Hagholm: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Kylan Knowler: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Joe McDonagh: Chris Curtis via knockout.

Cole Shelton: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Cooper Riehl: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Cody Rempel: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Dylan Bowker: Chris Curtis via decision.

Joel Griffith: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Tyrell Giselbrecht: Chris Curtis via TKO.

Picks – Chris Curtis: 9, Rodolfo Vieira: 0