Las Vegas, NV — It took three fights in the UFC, but Mateusz Gamrot now feels like he has a home.
Gamrot (19-1-1) returns to the octagon for the third time in 2021 on Saturday. The hype behind the Polish fighter is unbelievable. He lost his UFC debut in 2020 via a questionable split decision, but he hasn’t left his fights in the hands of the judges ever since. Gamrot finished Scott Holtzman in April, and then he dispatched Jeremy Stephens in a little over a minute in July.
With two very good wins under his belt, Gamrot now feels like he’s at home with the UFC.
“With my next fight in the UFC, I think I can say now this is my home. When I come here, everyone, the whole team, when they see me, they’re like ‘oh hi Gamrot, hello Gamrot.’ Yeah, I’m so excited,” Gamrot said at UFC Vegas 45 media day on Wednesday. “My debut was very close, I lost, but I lost with the referee. With my opponent, I won. In my head, I’m still undefeated.”
Gamrot faces Diego Ferreira on Saturday. The Polish fighter will jump into the shark tank of the top 15 lightweight rankings with a win. Ferreira is currently No. 12, and if Gamrot were to win, he would very likely snatch that ranking, or something close to it.
At media day, Gamrot told Cageside Press that some of his training partners for this camp at American Top Team were Renato Moicano and current No. 1 ranked lightweight in Bellator, Sidney Outlaw. He also had two Polish fighters from back home work with him.
“When I train in gym, I like to train with everybody who comes to [the mats],” added Gamrot. “Because everybody has different things, and everybody can show me different techniques. I like [to] train with everybody.”
Watch the rest of Mateusz Gamrot’s UFC Vegas 45 media day interview above. More coverage of the event, which takes place this Saturday, December 18, 2021 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV, can be found below.