Some People Might Be Sleeping On Mateusz Gamrot
Mateusz Gamrot lost in his UFC debut, but he gave fans three reasons to not count him out yet.
Gamrot (20-1) went on a three-fight winning streak. His most recent was a KO/TKO of Diego Ferreira in the second round on December 18. Despite the winning streak, Gamrot hasn’t gotten that much recognition.
He spent most of his career in the Polish promotion called KSW, one of the biggest Mixed Martial Arts promotions in Europe. He is the former double champion of this promotion.
He won the belts in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. His biggest skill is his strength and wrestling skills. He has skilled takedowns and control on the ground, but he also has good striking and submission games.
He earned seven knockouts and five submission victories.
Gamrot signed in the UFC as an undefeated fighter. He was very famous in his hometown, Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland, and everyone considered him the next champion of the UFC.
His debut in the UFC was not very successful. He fought well, but he was considered a massive underdog against Georgian Viking, closest friend and sparring partner of Khamzat Chimaev, Guram Kutateladze.
Gamrot did not give up after suffering a loss in his debut and tasting his first-ever loss in the UFC as his record before UFC was 17-0, and in 2021 earned three victories in a row.
First, he defeated Holtzman in the second round via brutal knockout, and after that, he earned a very notable win against Jeremy Stephens in the first round.
It took only one minute for Gamrot to finish an experienced fighter via submission Kimura. His last victory in the UFC was just a week ago against Ferreira via TKO.
Gamrot was so confident in his ground game that his game plan against Brazilian jiu-jitsu’s black belt was to take down the opponent and smash. Gamrot took Ferreira’s back, landed a brutal knee on the body right on the ribs, and earned TKO victory because the Brazilian gave up immediately.
Gamrot is currently the No. 12 ranked contender. Some MMA fans think that by the end of 2022, we will see Gamrot inside the top 5 at least.