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Gamburyan to face Mendes at UFC 157

According to Ultimate Fighting Championships sources, Manny Gamburyan will fight Chad Mendes at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Gamburyan had previously expressed his interest to fight on the card, as it is headlined by Ronda Rousey’s UFC women’s bantamweight title fight against Liz Carmouche. 

Rousey is a longtime teammate of Gamburyan’s at the Glendale Fighting Club and Team Hayastan.

Gamburyan (12-7) and Mendes (13-1) will face off in a 145-pound matchup with both of them having previously taken on 145-pound champion Jose Aldo in title losses.