Mateusz Gamrot won a tightly contested headline event against Arman Tsarukyan. Gamrot and Tsarukyan might not be household names but they certainly proved that grappling can be interesting to watch in the octagon – and delivered the entertainment value.
This is perhaps how Gamrot found himself in a TV studio demonstrating his technique.
Gamrot is a former KSW Featherweight Champion and KSW Lightweight Champion. He has also competed in professional grappling.
Gamrot won ADCC European Championships back in 2014. He placed 3rd in 2015, 2nd in 2018 and first in 2019.
At the 2019 ADCC championships, Gamrot lost to Garry Tonon via rear naked choke.
Mateusz Gamrot showcasing his favorite submission on a show host in Poland. Man was not ready 😆 pic.twitter.com/erdmTF2rGL
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“This was a very tough fight,” Gamrot said. “Arman is a high-level guy. We are new generation. I wish all the best to Arman. I hope we train in the future.”
Gamrot also called for a fight with perennial contender and fan-favorite lightweight Justin Gaethje.
“Now I want to fight Justin Gaethje,” Gamrot said. “Justin Gaethje is the most brutal guy in the division. I want to fight next with him.”
Sadly UFC boss Dana White nixed that match up saying:
“Incredible, yeah. I know we expected that and the co-main event to deliver,” said White in reference to Gamrot vs. Tsarukyan. “The whole card was unbelievable. But yeah, the main event was high level, incredible. I mean, just an amazing fight. And you’re talking about, you know, what, number 11 and number 12 in that division. You know what I mean? So yeah, it was special.”
“Yeah, I think what I love is I love Gamrot-Dariush, when he comes back.”