Mateusz Gamrot has given his prediction on how his upcoming UFC 280 bout with Beneil Dariush will end.
The Polish lightweight contender most recently beat Arman Tsarukyan in a bout that set him firmly near the top of the pile at 155. Beneil Dariush himself is on a seven-fight win streak that had seen him serving as the backup to the main event, before being ousted by pound-for-pound king Alexander Volkanovski.
Gamrot knows though, that Dariush is a respected name and figure in the world of MMA, and should he defeat him, a title shot makes sense in the near future. Despite the respect, his foe garners, Gamrot expects a finish. Speaking at the UFC media day, he gave his predictions for the fight.
Gamrot Predicts A Finish
“He’s an all-rounder, big, strong, put pressure in striking, heavy kicks, but I’m a wrestler, and jiu-jitsu is my DNA.” Stated the Polish all-rounder. Gamrot added that even though it is where Dariush is strongest, he will take him out in the grappling realm of the fight. “We meet on the ground, and I am sure that I finish him on the ground.”
With the aforementioned win, Gamrot sees himself as an undeniable entity in the division. He sees Dariush as one of the premier lightweight athletes, and a win over him takes him to a similar status.
“He’s one of the best guys in the division. Now he’s No. 6 in the rankings. For sure if I beat him Saturday night, I enter the top five.”
With his sole loss coming back in 2020 to Guram Kutaladze by split decision, Gamrot has looked like the real deal from day one. A true mixed martial artist, he has improved every outing thus far. Part of the new wave of European lightweights, Gamrot’s ground game is both hard-nosed and active. He has three finishes in his last four outings on the mat and sounds assured that Dariush will be the fifth.
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