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UFC Fight Night: Manny Gamburyan Vs. Cole Miller

Manny Gamburyan vs. Cole Miller

We conclude the three-fight Facebook prelims with featherweights Manny Gamburyan (12-7) and Cole Miller (19-7) hitting the Octagon. Both were members of season five of The Ultimate Fighter and coached by Jens Pulver. Ronda Rousey is accompanying Gamburyan to the Octagon as she is a training partner. The referee will be Yves Lavigne.

Round 1: The fact that these two are in the same division is incredible, as Miller looks like a light heavyweight compared to Gamburyan. Massive, massive reach advantage for Miller here, but Gamburyan continues to throw his big right hand and is seeking for the knockout. Miller using his jab to pick him apart, adding in the front-kick for good measure. Gamburyan shoots for a takedown and picks up Miller, igniting the Boston crowd with a power takedown. Gamburyan with a nice elbow from inside the guard as the round comes to an end. In fact, it’s the first time we’ve made it out of the first round on the night.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Round 2: As the round came to an end, Miller hammered a pair of elbows to the head. The second one was close to being at the back of the head, in fact, Miller held him up from collapsing to the floor. The doctor has checked on Gamburyan, who continues to rub the back of his head. He is telling the doctor he is fine to continue, and he is allowed to do so. Very interesting situation. Big cut on Gamburyan courtesy of some inside strikes. Two more big knees and Miller takes the back, but winds up going over the top, and the crowd approves. Gamburyan, listening to Rousey in his corner, scores the takedown off another double-leg. Blood pouring from Gamburyan’s head, where a huge cut continues to rip open. Big overhand right lands from Gamburyan, and the fight goes back to standing.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Miller

Round 3: Miller’s corner tells him “you need this round very much,” as they are probably viewing this as 1-1 heading to the final five minutes like we are here. Gamburyan connecting with leg kicks, keeping Miller at bay. Gamburyan applying the pressure, continuing to stalk Miller around the cage. Now, Miller fires back, landing a knee, but gets taken down to his back. We head under the two-minute mark and this will be an interesting match to judge. Miller working to get to his feet, but Gamburyan drags him back down. Sounds as if the arena is starting to fill up, as more chatter can be heard. Miller works nearly free, but Gamburyan locks the hands and slams him back to the canvas hard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Manny Gamburyan def. Cole Miller via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)