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UFC 141: Manvel Gamburyan Vs. Diego Nunes

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Round 1: They come out fast and touch gloves, Nunes getting off first with a leg kick. Nunes with a spinning back kick that Gamburyan partially blocks. Nunes working the outside, chopping at Manny’s legs with kicks and getting out of the way when he lunges in. Gamburyan ducks a punch and tries for the takedown, but Nunes defends. Gamburyan wings a hard right that misses. Gamburyan being forced to play Diego’s game so far. Gamburyan goes for the takedown off of a kick, but Nunes defends well. He continues to drive for it, and he eventually gets Nunes down against the cage. Nunes gets to his feet after eating a right hand. Nunes shucks him off and goes back to working his kicks. Nunes with a lead left-leg kick combo. Manny lunges for another takedown and is easily denied. Nunes with a good leg kick and a spinning back kick follow up.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round 2: They touch gloves again and Manny rushes forward, landing a big right that Nunes eats. Gamburyan rocks Nunes with a hard overhand right. Nunes separates himself and times a knee as Gamburyan shoots for a takedown. Nunes defending well, but Gamburyan is all over him. Nunes extricates himself and they set up in the center. Nunes with a spinning back kick. Nunes with another spinning back kick. Manny lands a left hook and then hits a double-leg. Joe Rogan thinks Gamburyan may have hurt his right hand. Gamburyan working short punches and keeping Nunes down against the fence. Gamburyan looking to work a choke form top position. Gamburyan yells at Nunes, “Watch the fingers!” as Nunes tries to pry his fingers apart. Nunes gets to his feet and presses Gamburyan into the cage. Manny misses on a trip attempt and Nunes makes him pay with punches.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Round 3: The action starts out more tentative so far, Nunes clearly more respecting of Gamburyan’s striking now. Manny lands another right hand, to which Nunes responds with a hard leg kick. Gamburyan goes to the body. Nunes with an inside leg kick. Gamburyan getting trapped on the outside again, slightly tripped up by Nunes switching Southpaw. Gamburyan wading in and trying to land bombs, while Nunes flicks his kicks at him. Gamburyan shoots for the takedown and is denied. Nunes lands a good knee. Manny fails on another takedown. Two minutes to go and Nunes has taken the momentum back. Manny with another hard right. Nunes answers with three hard kicks. Gamburyan fighting desperately for the takedown, but Nunes isn’t having it and he’s making Manny pay with hard knees. Good left by Gamburyan, but he takes a kick to the cup and the action is halted. They embrace and go after. Manny with a hard shot that Nunes answers with two thudding kicks. Gamburyan ducks another and shoots for the takedown. Nunes defends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Diego Nunes defeated Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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