MMA Sun 2015 Prospect Spotlight – The Lightweights – #3 – Mateusz Gamrot

As we enter our top three lightweights, we start with Polish fighter Mateusz Gamrot. Gamrot holds an 8-0 career record and is set to put that MatGamrotundefeated mark on the line on February 21st against veteran Rodrigo Correia at KSW 30. I believe that, at 24 years old, Gamrot could be the best prospect among a host of promising Polish prospects.

Gamrot’s striking is solid.  He is not a liability on his feet as many wrestlers might be.  However, striking is not his bread and butter.  His kicks are maybe one of his best attributes.  He also has decent knees when he has confidence to throw them.  He needs to be careful about taking damage as he closes distance.  The holes in striking are improving, but still have a ways to go.

Gamrot falls into the wrestling base group.  His MMA wrestling is very good and is even improving.  He can usually take opponents to the ground at will.  The question would have to be, will he have that same wrestling dominance against Americans with a wrestling base.  Usually European fighters are not known for their wrestling, so perhaps Gamrot has not faced the based wrestling defense.  Nevertheless, he has shown good technique in his takedowns.  I would not call Gamrot a submission stylist, but he has shown the ability to finish with submissions. He even has a very nice heel hook submission victory.  Gamrot did recently win the ADCC European Championships.  Once a fighter shows that they have leg lock finishes in their arsenal it becomes another area that opponents have to scout and be aware of.  Gamrot has shown good transitions.  In fact, he is very quick in transition and in the scramble situations.  He has the ability to be relentless and devastating with strikes from a dominant position.

I believe Gamrot is the real deal.  He has the skill set to make an impact in UFC and could be the one to really lead the Polish invasion of the UFC.  Give his age and solid grappling base, I think he could do quite well at a high level.  For some reason, he reminds me a bit of Rick Story.  I think his ceiling is a little higher though.  He has a solid wrestling base, good submissions and is getting more and more comfortable standing.  I would look for Gamrot to continue to make waves in Europe until the UFC cannot help but to come calling.

Flyweights

1. Kairat Akhmetov
2. Rany Saadeh
3. Kurban Gadzhiev
4. Matheus Nicolau
5. Ryo Hatta
6. Kevin Petshi
7. Hiromasa Ogikubo
8. Allan Nascimento
9. Yuki Motoya
10. Nildo Nascimento

Bantamweights

1. Magomed Bibulatov
2. Brett Johns
3. Jonas Bilharinho
4. Luis Rafael Laurentino
5. Mario Israel
6. Renato Carneiro
7. Toni Tauru
8. Matheus Mattos
9. Henry Corrales
10. Luke Sanders

Featherweights

1. Tom Duquesnoy
2. Pavel Vitruk
3. Oleg Borisov
4. Michael Tobin
5. Andre Harrison
6. Arnold Allen
7. Levan Makashvili
8. Shane Burgos
9.  Kleber Koike Erbst
10. James Jenkins

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4. Marc Diakiese
5. Aziz Pahrudinov
6. Bekzod Abdurakhmonov
7. Steven Ray
8. Milan Zerjal
9. David Khachatryan
10. David Putvin

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