Manny Gamburyan out-worked and out-powered Scott Jorgensen to cruise to a unanimous decision win, picking up his second win in a row since dropping down to 135 pounds.
The fight marked Jorgensen’s return to the bantamweight division after a failed stint at flyweight, but things didn’t go much better for him against Gamburyan on Wednesday night.
The former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finalist was clearly the stronger fighter as he muscled Jorgensen around the cage during almost every exchange or clinch situation.
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Gamburyan was nearly able to finish the fight in the first round after he locked on a guillotine choke and dropped to the ground, but Jorgensen was able to wiggle free after a few twists and turns.
Gamburyan also put Jorgensen on the mat with a punch, but the crafty veteran from Idaho was able to withstand the punishment and came back for more as the fight continued.
Jorgensen attempted to apply pressure at different points during the bout, but every time he engaged Gamburyan, it was obvious who had the more explosive power.
The third round saw things slow down, but Gamburyan was still the better aggressor despite Jorgensen looking light on his feet as he bounced around the Octagon trying to find the one punch that could win him the fight.
The judges all saw the fight the same way with Gamburyan getting the win 30-27 across the board. Gamburyan had a rough start before getting a comeback win in his bantamweight debut, but Wednesday night’s performance was a much stronger showing from the Armenian fighter training out of California.