Mendes vs. Gamburyan added to UFC 157; Koscheck vs. Lawler official

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FastKnockout
12/20/12 1:33:37PM
Not yet a week after his most recent victory, Chad Mendes already has his next assignment. He'll meet Manny Gamburyan at UFC 157 in February. Additionally, Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler has been made official.

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BuffaloDave
12/20/12 1:57:20PM
Don't really get the Mendes/Gamburyan match up. Thought Mendes would get a higher ranked opponent. Oh well should be another easy 11pts.
frizzzlecake
12/20/12 2:07:10PM
I would love to see Robbie get a KO over Kos, but I doubt it.

WAR LAWLER
Hendo67
12/20/12 2:11:46PM
What's the deal with Mendes and this messed up match making? I don't get it, the guy is at the top of the division and he's getting these types of fights? I honestly do not understand.

Well, anyways... Here's to another first round KO.

As for Kos/Lawler, I'll be picking Kos in this one. Interesting fight though, hopefully Lawler can catch him.
prozacnation1978
12/20/12 2:36:56PM
Don't know why
Mendes wouldnt face Dias now or Korean zombie
Mendes needs a challenge

Even him vs Poirier would have been nice
tcunningham
12/20/12 4:30:44PM
its good to see mendes getting bigger named guys again. i know gamburyan isnt a top contender or anything but i still like this matchup for mendes. if aldo beats frankie then it would be awesome to see mendes fight frankie, seems like a great matchup to me.
Theoutlaw08
12/20/12 4:48:53PM
I'm not sure I understand the Mendes vs Gamburyan fight. I was hoping he'd fighter better competition. So that one was a brain scratcher.

Koscheck will bounce Lawler out of the UFC. As much as I'd like to see Kos get his ass kicked. I dont think it will happen in this fight. Kos can get it any way in this one, KO, Sub or grind out to a UD.
sparky
12/20/12 7:08:21PM

Posted by tcunningham

its good to see mendes getting bigger named guys again. i know gamburyan isnt a top contender or anything but i still like this matchup for mendes. if aldo beats frankie then it would be awesome to see mendes fight frankie, seems like a great matchup to me.



I agree

Everyone is being so rough on the Mendes vs Gamburyan match up but honestly Manny is a big step up from Cody Mckenzie & Yoatzin Meza
Bustamante-Aoki
12/21/12 5:27:10PM

Posted by sparky


Posted by tcunningham

its good to see mendes getting bigger named guys again. i know gamburyan isnt a top contender or anything but i still like this matchup for mendes. if aldo beats frankie then it would be awesome to see mendes fight frankie, seems like a great matchup to me.



I agree

Everyone is being so rough on the Mendes vs Gamburyan match up but honestly Manny is a big step up from Cody Mckenzie & Yoatzin Meza



3 wrongs don't make a right.

MMAcca
12/22/12 8:18:22AM

Posted by BuffaloDave

Don't really get the Mendes/Gamburyan match up. Thought Mendes would get a higher ranked opponent. Oh well should be another easy 11pts.



It comes down to the fact that nobody wants to fight Mendes.

I've heard him say a few times that he's a greed to fights, only for his opponent to say no.

He's in a difficult position because he's clearly number two in the division, but he's a long way from being number one, having already lost to Aldo.