July 22, 2011 By admin
It’s official, HyeFighter Manny Gamburyan (11-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) faces Diego Nunes (16-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC 135 which takes place on Sept. 24 at Denver’s Pepsi Center. A title fight between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson headlines the pay-per-view main card.
It’s not yet clear if Gamburyan vs Nunes will factor into the evening’s televised card.
Recent WEC featherweight title challenger HyeFighter Gamburyan finds himself in need of a win after suffering back-to-back losses. “The Ultimate Fighter 5” veteran fell via second-round TKO to then-WEC champ Jose Aldo this past September before returning to the UFC’s octagon for the first time in more than two years and dropping a very very badly judged majority decision to Tyson Griffin at “UFC on Versus 4: Kongo vs. Barry.”
Nunes also hopes to return to winning ways after dropping a unanimous decision to Kenny Florian at UFC 131. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak for Nunes, who wrapped his WEC stint with victories over Tyler Toner and Raphael Assuncao before downing Mike Brown at UFC 125.
As always, this fight should be a great matchup and promises to be an exciting and action packed event.