- MMA eyes will be on Brian Ortega's feisty featherweight fight against Korean Zombie on Saturday.
- The 145-pounders compete in the main event of the UFC Fight Island 6 event on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
- But if previous UFC events in the pandemic era are anything to go by, there will likely be a fight or performance earlier in the card which will steal the show.
- According to the former UFC title challenger and MMA expert Dan Hardy, one guy to keep your eye on is the unbeaten Mateusz Gamrot, a two-weight champion of a Polish fight firm, who makes his UFC debut.
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FIGHT ISLAND — Saturday's fourth event of the UFC's latest residency on Fight Island, a quarantined area of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, features the widely-anticipated featherweight ruckus between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung — better known as Korean Zombie.
But if the UFC's previous pandemic-era cards are anything to go by, there will likely be a few matches and performances earlier in the event which have the potential to steal the show.
According to the former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan Hardy, who is now a UFC analyst and color commentator, the unbeaten Polish fighter Mateusz Gamrot has the potential to create headlines this weekend.
"We've got some really interesting fights on this card and the one I'm watching out for the most is Mateusz Gamrot because he's an undefeated fighter, 17-0, and making his UFC debut," Hardy told Insider this week.
Of Gamrot's 17 wins, eight have been as a result of a decision, on top of five knockouts, and four submissions.
Through much of Gamrot's eight-year career, he competed in KSW, the premiere mixed martial arts organization in his native Poland.
The 29-year-old championed two weight classes at KSW, has a notable pair of victories over the former UFC athlete Norman Parke, and is one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in Europe, according to MMA Fighting.
On Saturday, Gamrot competes in a lightweight match against Guram Kutateladze, a Georgian with a pro record of 11 wins (seven knockouts, one submission, and three decisions) against two losses.
"The guy he's fighting, I know he's got a few losses on his record but he's a lethal striker as well," Hardy said.
"Gamrot is a huge wrestler with a boxing skillset, and then we've got a fighter coming in who has got excellent Muay Thai who is going to really challenge him and not give him the respect most people would.
"That's the sleeper fight for me on the card."
The UFC Fight Island 6 show is an 11-fight card, and will be broadcast on ESPN in the US and BT Sport in the UK.
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