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Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jalin Turner set for UFC 285 following the withdrawal of Dan Hooker



In the ever-evolving world of mixed martial arts, it's not uncommon for fighters to drop out of bouts due to injuries or other unforeseen circumstances. Such was the case with Dan Hooker, who was set to face off against Jalin Turner at UFC 285. But fear not to fight fans, as a rising star and even higher ranked Mateusz Gamrot has stepped up to the plate to take on Turner in what promises to be a highly entertaining clash of styles.


Gamrot, a former KSW champion with an impressive 21-2 record, made his UFC debut in October of 2020 and has since gone 4-2 in the promotion. Known for his well-rounded skill set and aggressive fighting style, Gamrot will undoubtedly pose a significant challenge to Turner.


Before his decision loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 280, which ended his winning streak, the 32-year-old was just one victory away from being in contender status. Gamrot had previously defeated fighters like Arman Tsarukyan, Diego Ferreira, Jeremy Stephens, and Scott Holtzman in a string of four straight UFC victories.


Turner, on the other hand, is no slouch in the octagon. With a record of 13-5 and a penchant for flashy striking, he has shown that he is more than capable of finishing fights spectacularly. In his last outing at UFC 276, In his last recent encounter, which took place in July, he used a guillotine choke to finish Brad Riddell within only 45 seconds. Turner has been out since then because of a torn tricep. The American is currently on a 5-fight win streak.


While Gamrot and Turner may not have the same name recognition as some of the sport's biggest stars, this matchup has all the makings of a classic striker versus grappler showdown. With Gamrot's grappling prowess and Turner's striking ability, both fighters will have to be on their A-game if they hope to come out on top.


This fight also holds significant implications for the lightweight division, as both fighters are looking to climb the rankings and establish themselves as legitimate contenders for the title. A win for either man could propel them into the upper echelon of the division and set them up for a future title shot.


As fight night approaches, it's impossible not to get excited for what promises to be a thrilling matchup between two highly skilled fighters. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the sport or a casual observer, this is one fight you won't want to miss. So, mark your calendars for UFC 285 and get ready for an evening of non-stop action in the octagon.

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