Dariush Rates Gamrot’s Grappling Against Other UFC Lightweights

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has given his assessment of Mateusz Gamrot’s grappling ahead of their fight on Oct. 22. Dariush and Gamrot will square off on the main card of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. It’s arguably the most highly anti…

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush has given his assessment of Mateusz Gamrot’s grappling ahead of their fight on Oct. 22. Dariush and Gamrot will square off on the main card of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. It’s arguably the most highly anticipated card of the year with two title fights at the top of the…

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Dariush To Poirier: Did You Reject A Fight Against Me?

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush is ready to fight, but felt that a matchup with Dustin Poirier made the most sense for his return. Dariush had initially been linked to a potential matchup with Poirier before it was announced he would face Mate…

UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush is ready to fight, but felt that a matchup with Dustin Poirier made the most sense for his return. Dariush had initially been linked to a potential matchup with Poirier before it was announced he would face Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 on Oct. 22. Poirier is still without a…

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Beneil Dariush Vs. Mateusz Gamrot Set For UFC 280 Card

A massive lightweight bout between rising contenders Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot has been added to a stacked UFC 280 event. News of the matchup was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Dariush was sidelined with an ankle injury he suffer…

A massive lightweight bout between rising contenders Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot has been added to a stacked UFC 280 event. News of the matchup was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Dariush was sidelined with an ankle injury he suffered in the lead-up to his originally scheduled bout against Islam Makhachev back in February….

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Report – Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot Booked For UFC 280 On October 22.

Beneil DariushA lightweight matchup between the surging #6 ranked division contender, Beneil Dariush and the incoming challenger, #9 rated Mateusz Gamrot is set to land on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE – with the duo set to share the Octagon at UFC 280 on October 22. Slated to feature for the first time since May […]

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A lightweight matchup between the surging #6 ranked division contender, Beneil Dariush and the incoming challenger, #9 rated Mateusz Gamrot is set to land on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi, UAE – with the duo set to share the Octagon at UFC 280 on October 22.

Slated to feature for the first time since May of last year, Beneil Dariush was originally booked to headline a UFC Apex event in February against incoming title challenger, Islam Makhachev, until a fractured fibula forced the Iranian-born challenger from proceedings.

Beneil Dariush will feature for the first time in 18 months in his UFC 280 return

As for Gamrot, the former two-weight KSW champion headlined UFC Vegas 57 back in June, defeat fellow contender and European standout, Arman Tsarukyan with a unanimous decision effort. ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto was first to report the news of Dariush’s planned return against Gamrot.

Landing victories in his last seven straight Octagon walks, Kings MMA staple, Dariush defeated former interim lightweight kingpin, Tony Ferguson with a one-sided unanimous decision back at UFC 262. 

21-4-1 as a professional, Beneil Dariush added the Oxnard veteran to a run of other wins over Thiago Moises, Drew Dober, Frank Camacho, Drakkar Klose, Scott Holtzman, and Diego Ferreira. 

4-1 since his move to the promotional, Polish contender, Gamrot made his Octagon debut back in Abu Dhabi, UAE in October 2020 – suffering a close decision loss against Guram Kutateladze. The defeat came as the first of Gamrot’s professional career.

In a quartet of victories under the UFC banner since, Gamrot defeated common-foes, Holtzman, and Ferreira with finishes, as well as locking a kimura on Jeremy Stephens in just over a minute.

UFC 280 takes place on October 22. from the Eithad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE – with a vacant lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira, and Islam Makhachev set to take main event honors.

In the night’s co-headliner, undisputed bantamweight champion, Aljamain Sterling is set to attempt his second defense of the division throne against former two-time titleholder, T.J. Dillashaw.

Watch | Mateusz Gamrot Nearly Chokes Sports Show Host Unconscious

Mateusz GamrotMaciej Turski had to tap rather quickly as Mateusz Gamrot put him in an elevated guillotine choke, which left the Polish host gasping for breath.  Gamrot recently appeared on Hejt Park, a popular Polish internet sports show, where the host Maciej Turski discussed Gamrot’s most recent win against Arman Tsarukyan. The two lightweight contenders fought […]

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Maciej Turski had to tap rather quickly as Mateusz Gamrot put him in an elevated guillotine choke, which left the Polish host gasping for breath. 

Gamrot recently appeared on Hejt Park, a popular Polish internet sports show, where the host Maciej Turski discussed Gamrot’s most recent win against Arman Tsarukyan.

The two lightweight contenders fought last month in Las Vegas, Nevada, where MMA fans were treated to some of the highest levels of grappling and transitions as Tsarukyan and Gamort went the distance. Mateusz Gamort took him a close-fought unanimous decision victory as he rallied together late, winning the latter half of the fight. 

Mateusz Gamrot shows off his BJJ Black Belt Skills On A Radio Show Host

This win boosted Gamort’s popularity not only among MMA fans but also among the casual audience, as they witnessed Gamort’s heart and grit and overall game. This prompted Maciej Turski to invite Gamrot onto his show, in order to demonstrate a few submission holds.

Perhaps the BJJ black belt went a little too far when he snatched Turski’s neck in a front headlock position, leaning back and elevating Turski off his feet, causing him to tap in seconds as he neared passing out.

But it seems like Turski was game as he played the part of a training dummy for multiple submissions. Gamrot no doubt had fun showing off his submission arsenal on the Polish host. 

Apart from Hejt Park, we are likely to see Mateusz Gamrot attempting to choke out other people relatively soon inside the octagon as his win against Tsarukyan catapulted him near the top of the Lightweight division.

Dana White Eyes Future Fight Between Mateusz Gamrot, Beneil Dariush: ‘I Love That’

Mateusz GamrotUFC president, Dana White, has weighed up the future of both Beneil Dariush and recent UFC Vegas 57 big-winner, Mateusz Gamrot within the evolving lightweight pile – confirming that he would be interested in pitting the two against each other. Headlining UFC Vegas 57 last weekend, Mateusz Gamrot, a former two-weight champion under the banner […]

Mateusz Gamrot

UFC president, Dana White, has weighed up the future of both Beneil Dariush and recent UFC Vegas 57 big-winner, Mateusz Gamrot within the evolving lightweight pile – confirming that he would be interested in pitting the two against each other.

Headlining UFC Vegas 57 last weekend, Mateusz Gamrot, a former two-weight champion under the banner of leading European promotion, KSW – managed to land his fourth Octagon victory in a high-profile matchup.

Making main event honors for the first time in his promotional tenure, Gamrot, a native of Bielsko-Biala, managed to land a unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47) victory against Armenian-born standout, Armen Tsarukyan.

Off the back of the back-and-forth competitive victory, Gamrot managed to earn the #8 rank at the lightweight limit, sitting just above former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson – and just below former undisputed titleholder, Rafael dos Anjos.

Mateusz Gamrot first welcomed a fight with Justin Gaethje next

Initially welcoming the opportunity to fight another former interim gold holder in his next Octagon outing, the surging, Gamrot set sights on Justin Gaethje, however, UFC leader, White, prefers to book a fight between Gamrot and the #6 rated, Dariush. 

“The main event was high level,” Dana White told Yahoo Sports of Mateusz Gamrot’s win against Armen Tsarukyan. “Incredible, I mean, just an amazing fight, and you’re talking about, what, number 11 and number 12 in that division (lightweight). You know what I mean? So yeah, it was special.”

“Yeah, I think what I love is, I love (Mateusz) Gamrot (versus) (Beneil) Dariush when he [Dariush] comes back,” Dana White said. (Transcribed by BJPENN.com)

Recovering from a fibula fracture suffered ahead of a scheduled headliner against Islam Makhachev back in February, Kings MMA staple, Dariush managed to score an impressive unanimous decision win over the aforenoted, Ferguson at UFC 262 back in May of last year. 

Rebounding from an Octagon debut loss against Guram Kutateladze, Gamrot would then embark on a run of three victories against Scott Holtzman, Jeremy Stephens, and Diego Ferreira, ahead of his judging win against Tsarukyan.