Manny Gamburyan vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Round 1: They touch gloves and Gamburyan presses forward stalking Omigawa. Gamburyan lands an outsid leg kick. Omigawa switching stances and circling on the outside. Gamburyan jumps in with a flying knee. Omigawa answers with an outside leg kick. Omigawa lands a left hand that knocks Gamburyan down but he quickly gets back to his feet. Gamburyan goes back to stalking. Gamburyan lands a right hook to the chin of Omigawa. He ducks down and lands a straight right to the body. Omigawa lands a right hand. Gamburyan is moving back now. Gamburyan looks for a high kick but it doesn’t land. They exchange and Gamburyan lands a right hand. Gamburyan goes to the body. Omigawa goes to the body. Omigawa moving forward. Gamburyan drops down looking to get the fight to the ground but Omigawa fends it off. They round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Omigawa.
Round 2: Omigawa takes the center and lands a left hand. Gamburyan lands a right hand. The pace has picked up. Omigawa pressing forward with Gamburyan circling on the outside. Gamburyan shoots in for a takedown. He presses Omigawa against the cage. Gamburyan working hard for the takedown. He gets it but Omigawa immediately stands back up. Gamburyan picks him up and slams him to the canvas. Again, Omigawa immediately gets back to his feet. Gamburyan presses him against the cage and lands knees to the legs. Gamburyan drags him to the ground and takes Omigawa’s back. Omigawa gets back to full guard. Omigawa uses the fence to stand. Gamburyan works to get him back to the ground. Omigawa gets free and Gamburyan lands a right hand on the break. A minute remains in the round. The pace slows. Omigawa’s hands are low. He presses forward. Gamburyan misses with a high kick and the round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan.
Round 3: They take the center of the cage. Omigawa picks up the pace. Gamburyan lands a head kick that hurts Omigawa. Gamburyan presses forward looking for a finish. Omigawa retreats. Gamburyan lands another high kick. Omigawa fires back. Omigawa stalks him and lands a flurry. Gamburyan lands a left hand counter. Omigawa pours it on. They clinch along the cage. They separate. Omigawa lands a straight left hand. Gamburyan delivers a nice right hand. Omigawa lands a counter shot. Omigawa continues to apply pressure. Gamburyan works for a takedown. He gets the single leg but Omigawa quickly gets back to his feet. Gamburyan works for another takedown. Omigawa looks for a guillotine choke. Gamburyan defends the submission attempt. Gamburyan elevates Omigawa and slams him to the canvas. Omigawa bounces back to his feet. Gamburyan stays on him and slams him back to the canvas. Omigawa gets up and has Gamburyan against the cage and works for a neck crank. he lets it go and Gamburyan gets up. Gamburyan misses with a head kick. The bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Gamburyan.
The judges score the fight for Gamburyan by unanimous decision. The scorecards read: 29-28, 29-28, 30-27.