A pivotal Lightweight clash that could determine who gets a shot at the top 15 in the next outing has just been booked, as Mateusz Gamrot and Jeremy Stephens will go at it at 155 pounds, as first reported by MMAJunkie.
Mateusz Gamrot was heralded as one of the best prospects outside of the UFC, but lost a narrow split decision to Guram Kutateladze in his debut. Gamrot was a KSW double champ, and brings a well-rounded skillset, with smothering wrestling and technical striking. His last appearance saw him knock out Scott Holtzman in the second round.
Jeremy Stephens made headlines recently for all the wrong reasons, as face-off antics scrapped his bout with Drakkar Klose. Stephens is a UFC roster staple and is known as a ferocious knockout artist. On a five-fight winless streak, he is moving up to 155 pounds in hopes of greater success.
The July 17th event will be a Fight Night card, but does not yet have its headliner. It is shaping up nicely, however, as this ranked Lightweight clash was booked yesterday, along with former champ Miesha Tate’s return to the Octagon.
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