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We have an intriguing fight in the Lightweight division, as Diego Ferreira takes on Mateusz ‘Gamer’ Gamrot. Fighting for the third time in 2021, Ferreira will look to put a halt to a two-fight losing streak. Checking in at twelfth in the Lightweight rankings, Ferreira will need to win to avoid dropping out completely. Meanwhile, Gamrot heads into this fight on a two-fight win streak. Having lost his first professional fight in his UFC debut, Gamrot has turned his misfortune around quickly with two finishes. The last of which was against Jeremy Stephens in sixty-five seconds.
This is an excellent fight, as it pits a rising star in Mateusz Gamrot against a ranked veteran in Diego Ferreira. A prospect coming into the UFC, Gamrot has certainly been living up to the hype in his last two fights. A talented fighter, Gamrot is an excellent wrestler and grappler. While his striking has evolved, it’s the mat where he truly shines. With pressure, strength and the ability to chain wrestle, Gamrot can often be relentless in his pursuit to ground fighters. As for Diego Ferreira, he is a BJJ black belt who mainly profiles as a striker. Landing 4.7 significant strikes per minute, Ferreira does an excellent job landing with volume. While Ferreira has some power, it comes more from accumulation than one punch.
As for a prediction, I have Gamrot winning. The Pole is just an excellent talent who I believe has the abilities to become a contender in this division. While Ferreira has often been underrated, in his last two fights, two strong grapplers were able to control him for long periods of time. Given Gamrot’s wrestling, grappling and overall strength, I don’t see anything changing for Ferreira this time around. So with that said, I predict that Gamrot wins via TKO.