Manny Gamburyan made his professional MMA debut in 1999, but his career has apparently drawn to a close tonight. Gamburyan was dropped by a jab and then pounded out on the ground for a 2nd round technical knockout loss vs. Johnny Eduardo on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 100.
In the post-fight interview, Gamburyan announced his retirement from the sport. (Via MMA Fighting)
“This might surprise a lot of people, even my family and friends,” Gamburyan said. “It’s been tough, this has been a long road, this is my first time being in Brazil. I had a great time, but, I think this is it for me, guys. I’m going to call it a career, probably.”
“The Anvil” is best known for finishing as runner-up in season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter, where a shoulder injury led to defeat vs. Nate Diaz. His most sustained period of success came in the WEC, where he pulled off a shocking KO loss of former champion Mike Brown. That earned him a title shot vs. Jose Aldo, who stopped him in the 2nd round. Gamburyan has spent the last 5 years under the UFC banner, returning to the promotion following the WEC merger.
The 35-year-old Gamburyan has a career record of 15-10 (1 NC), with a record of 6-8 (1 NC) inside the Octagon.
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