Mendes vs. Gamburyan, Bermudez vs. Grice set for UFC 157

Matt Roberts

The UFC has added Chad Mendes vs. Manny Gamburyan and Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice to the UFC 157 card.

A pair of featherweight bouts has been added to UFC 157 on February 23rd in Anaheim, and one features a couple of former title challengers. These bouts just add to one of the deeper top-to-bottom cards in recent memory: UFC.com has the news:

The featherweight division has never been stronger and adding to the avalanche of Anaheim match-ups, Chad Mendes and Manny Gamburyan will go at it in a wrestling vs judo clash. In addition, Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice will meet in a pairing of wrestling powerhouses also known for their ability to brawl

.Mendes (13-1) is coming off a quick win over ultra-late replacement Yaotsin Meza at UFC on FX 6 last weekend. He was expected to face Hacran Dias, but he got injured late. Mendes is 2-0 since he lost his UFC featherweight title shot to Jose Aldo at UFC 142 last January. Gamburyan (12-7), who was knocked out by Aldo in his WEC title shot back in 2010, is coming off a decision win over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC on Fox 4 in August. That win ended a three-fight losing streak.

Bermudez (9-3) has picked up two wins in a row since losing the TUF 14 finals to Diego Brandao. His last win, a first-round submission of Tommy Hayden at UFC 150, earned him a $60,000 submission of the night bonus. Grice (15-4) picked up his first UFC win in almost five years when he defeated Leonard Garcia by decision at UFC on FX 3 in June.

The card will be main-evented by the first women's fight in UFC history with Ronda Rousey defending her UFC women's bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche.

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