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Gamburyan to Return at UFC 79?


Multiple sources, including UFC Daily, are reporting that Manny Gamburyan (5-2) of Ultimate Fighter 5 fame, will finally make his return to the octagon after suffering a separated shoulder in the season finally against Nate Diaz.
Gamburyan, cousin to UFC star Karo Parisyan, tore through his opposition on TUF 5 en route to the season finale showdown verses Diaz. Gamburyan was clearly winning against Diaz before suffering the fight ending injury.

According to sources, he will fight Nate Mohr in December at UFC 79. Mohr (8-4) last fought in a decision win over Luke Caudillo at Ultimate Fight Night 10 and is 4-1 in his last five fights.

Going with both rumored fights as well as those formally announced UFC 79 is shaping up as follows:

  • Matt Serra (c) vs. Matt Hughes for the UFC Welterweight championship
  • Chuck Liddell vs. Wanderlei Silva
  • Rich Clementi vs. Melvin Guillard
  • Dean Lister vs. Jordan Radev
  • Manny Gamburyan vs. Nate Mohr
Per's rumor page Roan Carneiro and Doug Evans will also be fighting on the show although neither has an announced opponent.

Obviously a top heavy card but so far all of the announced fights look fairly solid on paper.