Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan UFC fight info, date and time
Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan is set to go down at UFC Vegas 49: Dariush vs. Makhachev at 5:00pm EST on Saturday 26th February 2022 in a 185lbs matchup.
Gregory Rodrigues has impressed since making his UFC debut in June 2021, winning both of his fights in the promotion.
Armen Petrosyan will be making his UFC debut after an explosive appearance on Dana White’s Contender Series. Petrosyan won his fight against Kaloyan Kolev with a first-round knockout.
Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan betting odds
Gregory Rodrigues is the betting favorite in this fight with opening odds of -185.
Armen Petrosyan will be the betting underdog with opening odds of +165.
Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan was first reported on December 11th, 2021.
This Middleweight scrap will take place on the main card of UFC Vegas 49.
Gregory Rodrigues is riding a two-fight winning streak with consecutive victories over Dusko Todorovic and Jun Yong Park. He received a Fight of the Night bonus after his TKO finish against Park at UFC Vegas 41.
Rodrigues upset the odds in his debut against Todorovic, winning the fight as a +210 underdog. He was also the slight +145 underdog for his fight against Jun Yong Park.
Kickboxer Armen Petrosyan wowed fans with a brutal first-round knockout on the Contender Series to earn a UFC contract. He is the brother of famous kickboxer, Giorgio Petrosyan.
Notably, Petrosyan usually fights at Light Heavyweight (205lbs) but will drop down to 185lbs for this bout. He fought at Middleweight in his first two professional fights, winning both by knockout.
How they match up
Gregory Rodrigues and Armen Petrosyan are both 6”3 tall, although Rodrigues will have a significant 5-inch reach advantage in this bout.
Rodrigues has twice the professional MMA experience of his opponent with 14 fights, while Petrosyan has fought 7 times. However, Petrosyan has significant kickboxing experience (92 fights).
Reasons to watch
This will be a fascinating matchup between two extremely dangerous fighters. Armen Petrosyan is world-class on the feet, but it will be interesting to see how he copes with the grappling of Rodrigues.
Petrosyan maintains a 100% finishing rate in his MMA career, with all his wins coming via KO/TKO. Gregory Rodrigues has an 82% finishing rate which includes 4 wins by submission.
The hype behind Petrosyan is high after his highlight-reel knockout on Dana White’s Contender Series. Any fighter making their UFC debut is under a tremendous amount of pressure to perform.
For Rodrigues, a win here would make it three in a row in less than nine months in the UFC. A Top 15 opponent would be on the agenda for “Robocop.”
Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions have Gregory Rodrigues as the favorite in this fight. His renowned toughness and all-round game could prove key.
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Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan tale of the tape
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Gregory “Robocop” Rodrigues fighter profile and recent form
Gregory Rodrigues is a 29 year old male fighter from Brazil with 11 pro wins and 3 losses. See Gregory Rodrigues’s full MMA record.
Gregory Rodrigues has a 82% finish rate, including 5 by knockout, 4 by submission, 2 by decision.
Gregory Rodrigues is currently riding a 4 fight win streak.
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Last 5 bouts
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Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Gregory Rodrigues vs Armen Petrosyan is set to go down at UFC Vegas 49 – Dariush vs. Makhachev. The fight is expected to start at around 5:00pm EST on Saturday 26th February 2022.
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