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Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot added to stacked UFC 280

UFC 185: Cruickshank v Dariush Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Another massive fight has been added to UFC 280 when the promotion returns to “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Indeed, a pivotal Lightweight showdown between No. 6-ranked Beneil Dariush against No. 9-seeded Mateusz Gamrot has been added to the pay-per-view (PPV) event, which is slated for Oct. 22, 2022, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.

“Winner fights for the belt,” Dariush said via Okamoto. “I’m definitely happy with the match up. I just want to fight the best.”

Dariush was set to tangle with Islam Makhachev back in in Feb. 2022 before a leg injury forced the Iranian-American out of the contest. UFC President, Dana White, continued to express interest in the match up, but the two are now headed in different directions, while still fighting on the same card.

A win for Dariush in this upcoming fight will extend his current streak to eight.

On the other end of the equation, Gamrot — the former Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki (KSW) champion — has also gained a great deal of momentum since joining UFC’s roster. “Gamer” most recently competed in his first main event for the promotion, defeating Arman Tsarukyan via unanimous decision (watch highlights) at UFC Vegas 57 late last month (June 25, 2022).

Gamrot rides a four-fight win streak and can get himself directly into title contention by halting Dariush.

Similar to UFC 276 earlier this month (July 2, 2022), UFC 280 may very well be showcasing an unofficial tournament between the Lightweights as the vacant title will be decided at the end of the night.

Check out the current UFC 280 line up below:

  • 155 lbs.: Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev (vacant title bout )
  • 135 lbs.: Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw
  • 170 lbs.: Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady
  • 135 lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
  • 155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot

Poll

Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 68%
    Beneil Dariush
    (344 votes)
  • 31%
    Mateusz Gamrot
    (158 votes)
502 votes total Vote Now