Mateusz Gamrot notched his second consecutive UFC victory in Las Vegas, securing a second-round win over Rafael Fiziev through TKO. This marks Gamrot’s sixth win in seven fights. The matchup had the potential to propel the winner into the top 5 rankings in the UFC’s lightweight division. Gamrot, previously ranked seventh, faced off against “Ataman” Fiziev, who held the sixth spot.
In the first round, both fighters cautiously sized each other up before Gamrot initiated with a precise right straight, countered by Fiziev’s signature middle kick. Gamrot attempted to assert himself but faced a strong combination from Fiziev. He also tried to take Fiziev down but was unsuccessful.
The second round saw Fiziev continuing to target body kicks, one of which Gamrot intercepted, leading to a takedown. Fiziev managed to recover and escape Gamrot’s grip. However, he attempted another middle kick and suffered an injury, collapsing to the ground. Gamrot delivered ground-and-pound strikes, prompting the referee to stop the fight.
This victory solidifies Mateusz Gamrot’s standing in the UFC’s lightweight division, paving the way for potential title opportunities. Meanwhile, Rafael Fiziev faces a period of recovery due to his injury. Fans can expect more exciting performances from both fighters in the future.