Mateusz Gamrot has been one of the top European talents in both grappling and MMA for almost a decade now and has built a reputation as an unstoppable force in the cage. The Polish wrestler and BJJ competitor started out at a young age and racked up hundreds of competitive combat sports matches in a variety of disciplines before winning the FILA European MMA Championships back in 2012. This marked the start of stunning MMA career that has resulted in 18 fights over the last 8 years, with Gamrot winning all but one that ended in No Contest, finishing half of his opponents along the way.
At the same time as competing in the cage, Mateusz Gamrot has won several Polish National no gi championships and has been a regular fixture at the ADCC European trials. Over the years he’s managed to earn both a bronze and silver medal at the trials event, and booked his place to the ADCC World Championships with a gold medal on two different occasions. His first appearance at the ADCC finals was in 2015 where he was unfortunate to draw Lucas Lepri in his first match, losing to the eventual Silver medalist. He then experienced the same fate in 2019 when he drew another favorite, Garry Tonon, in the first round, again losing to the man who would go on to earn second place.
He also became the KSW Lightweight and Featherweight champion at the same time as his runs at ADCC glory, becoming the first man to knockout UFC veteran Norman Parke along the way. He has now vacated both titles in order to step in as a late-notice replacement for Renato Moicano, fighting against Magomed Mustafev on UFC Fight Night 181 on October 17th. The fight will take place on the same card as the fight between Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung, making this a must-see event for all fans of high-level grappling already.
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