All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “WEC 51: Aldo vs. Gamburyan” event tipped the scales today inside the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
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A featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and Manny Gamburyan will headline the star-stud card. Aldo owns a dominant 17-1 professional record and is considered the planet’s most efficient marksman this side of Anderson Silva.
“I’m excited to fight Manny Gamburyan, who is a really good fighter,” Aldo said. “I know that he has good judo and punching power, but I expect to knock him out. He’s not taking my belt.”
The Armenian is perfect through his first three WEC fights and will look to ride that momentum into the biggest scrap of his career. He holds a respectable 11-4 record and has quickly made a name for himself since dropping to the 145-pound division.
“I feel blessed to have this opportunity,” Gamburyan said. “This is a fight featuring the number one and number two fighters in the world in this division, so there are no secrets to my game plan. I’ve gotta bring my ‘A’ game. I have to be in top-notch shape, I’ve got to have good standup, ground and wrestling. Everything has to be perfect. I think he’s a great fighter and I respect him as a champion, but I fight to destroy. It’s my time and I’ve got to shine.”
Here are the results from today’s weight contest:
Nick Pace (135) vs. Demetrious Johnson (135)
Antonio Banuelos (136) vs. Chad George (135)
Tyler Toner (145) vs. Diego Nunes (145)
Chris Horodecki (155) vs. Ed Ratcliff (155)
Mike Brown (145) vs. Cole Province (146)
Pablo Garza (154) vs. Tiequan Zhang (154)
Leonard Garcia (146) vs. Mark Hominick (145)
Chan Sung Jung “The Korean Zombie” (146) vs. George Roop (145)
Miguel Torres (136) vs. Charlie Valencia (136)
Donald “The Cowboy” Cerrone (155 ½) vs. Jamie Varner (156)
Manny Gamburyan (145) vs. Jose Aldo (145 – WEC Featherweight Champion)