- Mateusz Gamrot is a -190 betting favorite in his UFC Fight Night 199 bout against Carlos Diego Ferreira.
- Ferreira, who is looking to end a two-fight skid, has opened at +165.
- Gamrot has won back to back fights since losing his UFC debut.
Mateusz Gamrot will look to continue his momentum when he steps inside the UFC Octagon against Carlos Diego Ferreira on December 18th.
He will have a good chance to do so as the best UFC sportsbooks have listed him as the -190 betting favorite against Ferreira, who came back at +165 when the betting lines for their UFC Fight Night 199 bout were first released:
UFC Fight Night Opening Odds:
Carlos Diego Ferreira (+165)
Mateusz Gamrot (-190) https://t.co/yB4yLZwoMJ
— FightOdds.io (@FightOdds_io) November 23, 2021
Gamrot Taps Stephens
UFC on ESPN 26 video: Mateusz Gamrot taps Jeremy Stephens early with powerful kimura https://t.co/leqv0OX64D
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) July 18, 2021
After suffering his first career defeat to Guram Kutateladze in his UFC debut, Gamrot has bounced back nicely with a pair of impressive victories. Gamrot knocked out Scott Holzman at UFC Vegas 23 last April 10th and then in his last fight, Gamrot tapped out veteran contender Jeremy Stephens via Kimura in just 65 seconds.
The 30-year old Polish mixed martial artist is a former KSW featherweight and lightweight champion. Gamrot also fought under Cage Warriors and was a Night of Champions tournament winner before joining the UFC last year. In three UFC bouts, Gamrot has taken three post-fight awards, including back-to-back Performance of the Night bonuses in his last two bouts.
Gamrot has never seen the plus money sign next to his name in any of his fights at any of the promotions he’s fought for. In his three previous UFC bouts, Gamrot has closed at -200 or shorter. At -190 against Ferreira, this equals his longest odds since he opened at -200 in his third bout with Norman Parke when they fought at KSW 53:Reborn in July 2020.
Gillespie TKOs Ferreira
Gregor Gillespie gets a TKO victory at #UFCVegas26 over Diego Ferreira!
Gillespie -175 💵
Gillespie to win by TKO +300 💵pic.twitter.com/SmpFyOTU8a
— TwinSpires Sportsbook 💵 (@TS_Sportsbook) May 9, 2021
Ferreira meanwhile, is coming off a TKO loss to former NCAA Division I wrestling champion Gregor Gillespie at UFC Vegas 26 last May 8th in an exciting fight that took home Fight of the Night honors. The setback was his second straight in 2021 after opening the year with a split decision defeat against Beneil Dariush last February 6th at UFC Vegas 18.
Prior to his current slide, Ferreira won six consecutive fights, including a submission win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis at UFC 246. The 36-year old Brazilian is a former lightweight champion at the STFC and Legacy FC promotions. He opened his UFC career with two quick wins before dropping consecutive bouts against Dariush (1st meeting) and Dustin Poirier.
This is the fourth time in his last five bouts where Ferreira has opened as the betting underdog but has won twice in the first three of those plus money fights. Ferreira was the +120 bottom dog when he defeated Rustan Khabilov at UFC Fight Night 145 in February 2019. He was also the +230 betting underdog when he outpointed Mairbek Taisumov at UFC 242 in September 2019.