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Tyson Griffin vs. Manny Gamburyan

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA

Tyson Griffin defeats Manny Gamburyan via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large Tyson Griffin
Mmaweekly large Manny "The Anvil" Gamburyan

Griffin
Decision
Round 3

14-5-0   Pro Record At Fight   11-5-0
Climbed to 15-5   Record After Fight   Fell to 11-6
-255 (Moderate Favorite)   Betting Odds   +215 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Am Armenia
San Jose, California   Fighting out of   North Hollywood, California
27 years, 2 months, 6 days   Age at Fight   30 years, 1 month, 4 days
145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.8 lbs (66.1 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'5" (166cm)
68.0" (173cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
American Kickboxing Academy   Gym   Hayastan MMA
UFC on Versus 4
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC on Versus 4: Barry vs. Kongo
  • Date: Sunday 06.26.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Chip Snider
  • Venue: Consol Energy Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 7 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Griffin Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Gamburyan Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Griffin vs. Gamburyan Wiki Update Wiki

The seventh bout of UFC on Versus 4 featured Tyson Griffin taking on Manvel "The Anvil" Gamburyan in the featherweight division. Griffin was making his debut at the weight class after a 7-5 record in the UFC lightweight division. Gamburyan was 5-4 in his prior UFC and WEC combined matchups.


Gamburyan connected first with a low kick and then came forward swinging big. Griffin landed his first low kick and then the fighters circled without throwing for an extended period. Griffin rushed forward attacking but Gamburyan nicely went low for a double leg and brought the fight down. Griffin escaped to his feet and pressed "The Anvil" against the fence, stuck in a headlock but not in danger. Gamburyan executed a slick throw and had Griffin down. Griffin had his back taken by Gamburyan as he stood to his feet, was briefly in danger of being choked but escaped the position and again pressed Gamburyan to the cage wall. The competitive first round ended with both fighters looking fit and ready for more.


Griffin connected on a low kick to start the second period. Another low kick from Griffin yet this time Gamburyan countered with a powerful right hand and then threw it again, landing nicely. Low kick from Gamburyan in what was a strategic, methodical fight. Gamburyan countered with the right again after a Griffin low kick. Griffin's low kicks accumulated and he sprawled out of a Gamburyan takedown attempt. Griffin dove forward with a left hook and was keeping Gamburyan off-balance. Gamburyan was nailed with a kick to the groin and they quickly restarted. Stop and start action with neither fighter fully committing to their attack, but it was generally Griffin the aggressor with Gamburyan counter-punching. Another low kick from Griffin caught Gamburyan in the groin to end the second round, but no point was taken away by the referee.


Tyson tripped Gamburyan to the ground in the third and Gamburyan quickly jumped back up. Griffin slipped to his back and the resulting scramble allowed Gamburyan to get a bodylock and slam Griffin to the ground. Griffin popped back up and the pair jockeyed for position against the fence, working hard to out-position the other. Griffin with a pair of low kicks until Gamburyan clinches up and desperately tried to land one more takedown, pulling Griffin partially to the mat as the fight came to an end.


The judges scored the fight 29-28, 29-28, and 29-28 (initially misread by the announcer as 29-29) for the winner by unanimous decision, Tyson Griffin.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:25 PM ET
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Griffin vs. Gamburyan Fight Predictions

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Griffin vs. Gamburyan Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Nice to be back in the bay where it actually gets cold at night. The view from my brothers house ain't bad either http://t.co/ApAcNtO
5 days
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:)
4 days
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I want Starbucks Asap!!!
4 days
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I'm over it.....
4 days
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This really hurts my feeling I still can't get over it :(
4 days
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Good morning world
4 days
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What the hell happened to cracker jacks...I swear the peanuts used to actually be stuck to the popcorn. #fatkidatheart
3 days
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Packed up my dogs, training gear and all the fishing gear I own. Road tripping back home to the bay area to visit family and get some R&R
3 days
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Voda spa with the boys at 2pm I need to relax a lil :)
3 days
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Time to get back to working out....gonna hit up @robertdrysdale to try and work off this Mexican food and pizza I've been eating.
3 days
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I will finish my next fight I dont care who I fight with mark my words ppl!!!
3 days
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Good morning my good friends!!!
3 days
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Can't sleep :(
3 days
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I'm so sleepy I'm still on a east cost time :(
2 days
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RIP Paul Baghdadian very special singer :(
2 days
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I'm in the mood to fight again this is weird
2 days
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A little taco truck for breakfast! :) http://t.co/OfJMKIC
2 days
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Man I guess I'm still on a east cost time I can't sleep I've been up sense 8am!!!
2 days
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BS I didn't lose my fight period!!!
2 days
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I Want rematch with Tyson griffin ASAP.@danawhite @hyefighters @CiscoisDopeUFC @JKPLATINUM @GPlatinum @georgimma make it happen please
2 days
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@dc_mma true, thanks!
2 days
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Good morning ppl
2 days
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Just had to get up early to exercise my dogs before it's too hot. "Back to life....back to reality" lol!
1 day
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Coming home is a straight reality check. My truck had a flat at the airport so I had to put on the spare first thing off the plane.
1 day
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145.5 man I'm to skinny lol http://lockerz.com/s/114896183
1 day
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Thank god I'm home safe :)
1 day
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Breakfast of champions! Be back to eating healthy soon and continuing my climb to the top of the featherweight division! http://t.co/G21MUxk
20 hours
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Thanks for all the congrats comments! Sorry I couldn't get the finish last night but I felt great at 145 and can't wait for my next fight!!
19 hours
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Still a wake and I can't stop thinking about my fight!!! :(
16 hours
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Y is life so though sometimes :(
12 hours
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I wish I can just cry and get over it :( @danawhite @hyefighters!!!
7 hours
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:(
5 hours
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Let's do this!!!
4 hours
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Thanks for the good wishes and kind words!! About have a good dinner and get some good sleep and finish this camp off with a W!!
20 hours
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On weight & gonna eat good tonight. Hard work is done!!! Time to have some fun!!!!
23 hours
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Snuck a pic of hienz field.....don't tell Bert though his blood pressure is high enough already http://t.co/AEtuMQV
1 day
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Everybody waiting to step on the scale... http://t.co/sMvckV3
1 day
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If your going to the weigh-ins scream & cheer loud when I walk to the scale and get my walk out shirt and beanie thrown to your sections.
1 day
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Hurry up and wait time. Chilling with @joestevenson in the lobby. On weight about to head to weigh-ins. Can't wait to start re-hydrating :)
1 day
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Wow this is to funny big boys!!! http://lockerz.com/s/113828419
2 days
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Fun fact: Obama stayed at the hotel we are at last night. Secret Service was everywhere for a few days. Was interesting to watch.
2 days
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Also come party after the fights if your in Pittsburgh @Dieselpgh @fadedindustry @cliquevodka
2 days
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Almost fight night! Weigh-in tomorrow. Fight on sunday...don't miss it on @UFC Facebook page
2 days
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This is what happens when ur losing weight u just don't wanna walk lmao!!! http://lockerz.com/s/113488832
3 days
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Join me at Diesel Club & Lounge after the fight to party on Sunday if your in Pittsburgh! http://t.co/jzrEFeM
3 days
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Hey, Pittsburgh folks...where is the best italian food or seafood place to eat out here?
3 days
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Goodnight!!!
4 days
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Checked into my room. Making a grocery store run for food for the week. Loving Pitt already. Green grass and trees everywhere!
4 days
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Pittsburgh :)
4 days
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@RyanDCouture thanks! After you do your thing fri of course. See you back in Vegas!
4 days
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Next stop Pittsburgh :)
4 days
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At cincinnati I hate layovers lol
4 days
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My fight will be shown live on Facebook Sunday the 26 don't miss it! RT to spread the word! Thanks!
4 days
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At the airport in Vegas about to fly to Pittsburgh for my fight this Sunday.
4 days
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On my way to the airport!!!
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:)
5 days
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Thanks for all the kind words everyone... @ufc fans are the best fans in the world!
5 days
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@MarkHominick thanks bro!
5 days
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Amazing workout thank God I'm engery free I feel good ready to go do mg thing see ya all ag PH!!! :)
5 days
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Enjoying rest week. Thinking about all the good food I'll be eating soon. Just have to dehydrate one day and take it out on Manny Sunday!
5 days
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I'll be at GFC for my final sparring and my last workout :)
5 days
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I can't wait for Sunday goodnight everyone!!!
6 days
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Watch my fight this sunday vs manny gamburyan on @ufc Facebook page.
6 days
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Yea miss California :) she was cute lol
7 days
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Done fog the night good workout!!!
7 days
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@ GFC!!!
7 days
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Last day of working hard let's get this workout going :)
7 days
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Happy fathers day everyone :)
7 days
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@georgimma lmfaoooooo
8 days
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@RyanDCouture that looks like my @FairtexMuayThai sauna suit. You had to be sweating in that thing!
8 days
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Been a rough last week of training but finally just one hard workout left then cruise control until the 26th. Can't wait to show the NEW ME!
8 days
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Goodnight everyone I'm just very tired!!!
9 days
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Getting ready for wrestling last hard week:)
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