UFC 280 live blog: Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot


This is the UFC 280 live blog for Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot, a main card lightweight fight on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.

Dariush, a veteran fighter, is on a 7-fight winning streak and has earned four performance bonuses. That run has put him firmly in the top-10 of the lightweight division and knocking on the door of a title shot. He’s still not able to fight a top five opponent due to how lightweight he is. Against the rising prospect Gamrot, Dariush hopes to finally get over the hump and earn himself a title shot. Against Dariush, Gamrot hopes to add the signature win his resume needs to earn a shot at 155-pound belt.

Gamrot, a former KSW featherweight and lightweight champion is one of the most exciting UFC signings. Sporting a 17-0, 1 NC record when he joined the UFC in 2020, Gamrot lost his first fight in the promotion by narrow split decision, but has since rattled off four consecutive wins, to move firmly into the lightweight top-10.

Check out the UFC 280 live blog below.