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Manny Gamburyan Injured Again, Hacran Dias Now Fights Nik Lentz at UFC on FX 8

Written by Tom Ngo
March 25th, 2013
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For the second time in as many scheduled fights, Manny Gamburyan (pictured) will be forced to withdraw with an injury. This time, the featherweight has to pull out of May 18’s scrap with Hacran Dias.

Have no fear, Nik Lentz is here. The UFC announced Monday evening that Lentz has agreed to meet Dias at “UFC on FX: Belfort vs. Rockhold.”

Gamburyan was slated to face Chad Mendes at UFC 157, but an undisclosed injury also pushed him off February’s card.

No word on when Gamburyan will be cleared to return to action.

Lentz is perfect in his two featherweight bouts since dropping from lightweight. He was last seen posting a decision win over Diego Nunes in January at UFC on FX 7.

Dias owns an impressive 21-1-1 professional record. He collected a unanimous decision victory over Iuri Alcantara in his lone Octagon outing.

The 145-pounders will appear in the event’s prelims.

Jaragua Arena in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil hosts the festivities.

Here is the card’s current roster:

Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen

Jussier Formiga vs. Chris Cariaso

Mike Rio vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Yuri Alcantara vs. Marcos Vinicius

Hacran Dias vs. Nik Lentz

Roger Hollett vs. Fabio Maldonado

Gleison Tibau vs. John Cholish

John Lineker vs. Azamat Gashimov

Paulo Thiago vs. Lance Benoist

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

Cezar Ferreira vs. C.D. Dollaway

Constantinos Philippou vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza

Vitor Belfort vs. Luke Rockhold

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