Manny Gamburyan vs. Raphael Assuncao at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey

TUF 5 runner-up and former WEC title contender, Manny Gamburyan will face off against top rated Brazilian submission wizard, Raphael Assuncao in a featherweight bout at UFC 128 in Newark, New Jersey on March 19th, 2011.

Gamburyan was the last man to challenge newly crowned UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo for the WEC version of the title, losing via knockout in the second round. Prior to that he’d impressively defeated the likes of Leonard Garcia and Mike Brown.

Assucao made an impressive start to his WEC career with the WEC, defeating Jameel Massouh and Yves Jabouin. He then hit a wall where he lost to former champion, Urijah Faber and Diego Nunes before recently bouncing back with a win over L.C. Davis.

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