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Who won Dariush vs Gamrot?
Beneil Dariush beat Mateusz Gamrot by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest during the main card of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of winner Beneil Dariush.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Dariush vs Gamrot stats
Beneil Dariush stepped into the octagon with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Mateusz Gamrot made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Gamrot had a slight advantage in power over Dariush, with a 33% knock out percentage over Dariush's 24%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Dariush had an advantage over Gamrot, with a 38% submission rate over Gamrot's 24%.
Beneil Dariush was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Dariush had 2-inch reach advantage.
Dariush was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 2 months earlier than Gamrot, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 15 less professional rounds, 55 to Gamrot's 70.
Dariush vs Gamrot form
Dariush had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Tony Ferguson at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18 on 6th February 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Scott Holtzman at UFC Vegas 6 on 8th August 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Drakkar Klose at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
He had won against Frank Camacho at UFC on ESPN+ 20 on 26th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
Dariush's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Gamrot's last 3 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Dariush vs Gamrot?
Beneil Dariush was a 17/10 (+170) underdog going into the contest, while Mateusz Gamrot made his way into the ring at 1/2 (-200) with oddsmakers.