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HyeFighter Gamburyan Gets Back On Winning Track

Manny lighting a candle and saying a prayer before heading to his UFC fight.

In a MUST WIN fight, in his hometown, against a crafty veteran, Manny Gamburyan had a lot of pressure to deal with in his UFC fight at the Staples center.  The day started out as Manny stopped by St. Mary’s church, lit a candle, said a prayer, and headed over to the Glendale Fighting Club, where his team of coach Edmond Tarverdyan, cut man George Bastrmajyan and wrestling coach Ando Dermenjyan were waiting for him.  The atmosphere was light, but the tension was evident.  Manny’s last UFC victory was on April 24, 2010, his last 3 fights included a loss in a championship fight and 2 other questionable decision losses back to back.  Everyone, including Manny, understood that a loss would probabbly mean getting cut from the UFC.

With all this to think about, team Gamburyan headed to the Staples Center to get that W.  Around 5 hours later, a hard fought WIN was attained.  Manny did everything in the UFC Octagon, boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo and grappling.  He emerged with a Unanimous Decision victory and once again had his arms raised in the cage.

Here is how the fight went:

Round 1: Gamburyan already stalking Omigawa around the cage, loading up that heavy right hand. Gamburyan throws a flying knee but Omigawa lands with a short left that knocks him down briefly. Gamburyan back up and seems to have regained his composure. Big swats from that overhand right from the Anvil but none connect. Omigawa showing that unorthodox movement, throwing lots of faints. Gamburyan lands a nice body shot and follows up top with a right that catches Omigawa. The knockdown will likely give the Japanese judoka the early round.

HyeFighters scores the round 10-9 for Omigawa

Round 2: Gamburyan walks into two straight punches that connect. Omigawa’s striking and movement still giving him problems. Gamburyan now going for the double while Omigawa works a guillotine briefly. Showcasing some chain wrestling, Gamburyan transitions to a single that gets Omigawa down for a second. Another two takedown attempts and this one looks successful. Gamburyan takes his back before getting back into his guard but Omigawa defending any submissions or ground and pound. Now back up to the feet as Omigawa scoots out.

HyeFighters scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Round 3: Big head kick from Gamburyan. Omigawa buckiling and retreating back but the Anvil swarms with punches. Somehow, Omigawa still standing and now pushing the pace as he lands some short shots that land up against the fence. Gamburyan might be gassing after that initial barrage and Omigawa is still pressuring. Gamburyan gets a single leg but Omigawa is back up on his feet. Gamburyan unrelenting, as he picks Omigawa up and drops him down but Omigawa up again. Gamburyan finds himself in a neck crank with fifteen seconds to go. An action packed fight closes with the bell.

HyeFighters scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Manny Gamburyan def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)


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  1. Misho says:

    This is the Link — For this Fight

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