Mateusz Gamrot lost on his UFC debut, but he gave fans three reasons not to count him yet.
Gamrot (20-1) had a three-game winning streak. His most recent was a knockout / TKO of Diego Ferreira in the second round on December 18. Despite the winning streak, Gamrot didn’t get as much recognition.
He spent most of his career in the Polish promotion called KSW, one of the largest 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 greatest skill is his strength and wrestling skills. He has skillful takedowns and ground control, but he also has good hitting and submitting games.
He has won seven knockouts and five submission wins.
Gamrot signed to the UFC as an undefeated fighter. He was very famous in his hometown of Kudowa-Zdroj, Poland, and everyone considered him the next UFC champion.
His UFC debut was not very successful. He fought well, but he was considered a great underdog against Georgian Viking, Khamzat Chimaev’s closest friend and training partner, Guram Kutateladze.
Gamrot didn’t give up after suffering a defeat in his debut and tasting his very first loss in the UFC when his pre-UFC record was 17-0, and in 2021 he claimed three straight wins.
First, he beat Holtzman in the second round by brutal knockout, and after that he got a very notable victory over Jeremy Stephens in the first round.
It only took Gamrot a minute to complete an experienced fighter via Kimura submission. His last UFC win was just over a week ago against Ferreira via TKO.
Gamrot was so confident in his ground game that his game plan against the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt was to defeat the opponent and crush them. Gamrot took Ferreira’s back, landed a brutal knee to the body straight to the ribs and took the TKO victory because the Brazilian immediately gave up.
Gamrot is currently the competitor ranked # 12. Some MMA fans believe that by the end of 2022 we will at least see Gamrot in the top 5.