Mendes vs Gamburyan Almost Official for UFC 157
While the UFC is yet to officially book the fight, Gordon reports that a fight between the former number one contender and TUF runner-up has been added to UFC 157 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California this February.
Since losing to Jose Aldo at UFC 142, Mendes has remained a solid force in the featherweight division, finishing his last two opponents by knockout in the first round. Mendes is fresh off a KO of Yaotzin Meza at UFC on FX: Sotiropoulos vs Pearson, and a third win (or even KO) in a row will probably put him just one fight away from another shot at the 145 lb. crown.
Gamburyan's latest bout resulted in a definitive unanimous decision win over Michihiro Omigawa last August, a much-needed victory following three consecutive losses. A win over top contender Mendes will unquestionably be the biggest of his career, elevating him to the upper ranks of his division.
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