Mateusz Gamrot is the number 7 ranked UFC Lightweight contender with a record of 22-2 and has been quiet since his last fight against Beneil Dariush at UFC 280. Let's take a look at three possible options for his next fight:
This fight is the people's choice for the next matchup at 155. It's #6 vs. #7 and two of the most exciting fighters in the division. Fiziev' s last fight was against Justin Gaethje at UFC 286 in London. He lost a majority decision in a Fight of The Year contender. If you like this fight, hold your breath as the two have been going back and forth on Twitter about a potential fight.
This fight could arguably produce the next title challenger, and as such, the winner will be aiming much higher than Gamrot, but the loser may be left in a position where the fight makes sense. Oliveira and Dariush are #1 and #4 in the Lightweight rankings. Dariush is coming off a win over Gamrot and is currently favored to beat Oliveira. Charles' last fight was a 2nd-round submission loss to the champion, Islam Makhachev, and should he lose this fight, making it two losses in a row, he'd be looking at a step down in the rankings for his next fight.
Renato 'Money' Moicano is on a hot streak at 155, currently sitting at #13. His last fight was a main event scheduled against Arman Tsarukyan, but he had to withdraw due to an injury. He was matched against the #8 contender, so moving up one spot to take on Gamrot isn't far-fetched. Both fighters are excellent grapplers with developing striking. Moicano comes from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Gamrot comes from wrestling, making for an intriguing stylistic matchup.
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