UFC on FOX 4 Round-by-Round Review: Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa

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Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa

This is a must win for the always tenacious Gamburyan who comes off of three loses. Omigawa looks to rebound from a defeat to Yuri Alcantara at UFC 142.

Round 1: Gamburyan already stalking Omigawa around the cage, loading up that heavy right hand. Gamburyan throws a flying knee but Omigawa lands with a short left that knocks him down briefly. Gamburyan back up and seems to have regained his composure. Big swats from that overhand right from the Anvil but none connect. Omigawa showing that unorthodox movement, throwing lots of faints. Gamburyan lands a nice body shot and follows up top with a right that catches Omigawa. The knockdown will likely give the Japanese judoka the early round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Omigawa

Round 2: Gamburyan walks into two straight punches that connect. Omigawa's striking and movement still giving him problems. Gamburyan now going for the double while Omigawa works a guillotine briefly. Showcasing some chain wrestling, Gamburyan transitions to a single that gets Omigawa down for a second. Another two takedown attempts and this one looks successful. Gamburyan takes his back before getting back into his guard but Omigawa defending any submissions or ground and pound. Now back up to the feet as Omigawa scoots out.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Round 3: Big head kick from Gamburyan. Omigawa retreating back but the Anvil swarms with punches. Somehow, Omigawa still standing and now pushing the pace as he lands some short shots that land up against the fence. Gamburyan might be gassing after that initial barrage and Omigawa is still pressuring. Gamburyan gets a single leg but Omigawa is back up on his feet. Gamburyan unrelenting, as he picks Omigawa up and drops him down but Omigawa up again. Gamburyan finds himself in a neck crank with fifteen seconds to go. An action packed fight closes with the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan

Manny Gamburyan def. Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

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