Another one moves to featherweight.

Former 155-pound fighter Tyson Griffin will drop to 145 pounds for his next fight. He will face Manny Gamburyan at UFC on Versus 4 set to go down on June 26.

The bout was announced by the UFC on Tuesday.

Griffin enters the fray at 145 after three-straight losses at lightweight, but not without some controversy mixed in. His last bout at UFC 123 ended in a decision loss to Nik Lentz in a fight just about everyone outside of the judges in Detroit felt Griffin should have won.

After the fight, Griffin made the announcement he was dropping to featherweight. He’ll get a former title contender for his first test in his new weight class.

Manny Gamburyan returns in June after injuries forced him out of his scheduled UFC 128 bout against Raphael Assuncao. Gamburyan last fought in 2010 in a knockout loss to current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo.

The featherweight pairing is the latest addition to the card going down June 26, most likely at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Nurmagomedov Faces Newcomer Horcher in Tampa

  • 29 days ago
  • 0 views

It was announced Tuesday that the UFC on FOX main event between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov was off due to a Ferguson injury, and two days later, "The Eagle" has a new dance read news >>

Dodson-Gamburyan now featured FIGHT PASS bout for Fight Night Tampa

  • 29 days ago
  • 7 views

John Dodson’s return to the bantamweight division vs Manny Gamburyan is now the Featured Bout on the FIGHT PASS Early Prelims on April 16, as UFC FIGHT NIGHT emanates from Tampa, Florida. read news >>

Brian Rogers Plans to Unleash the Predator on Italy at Bellator 152

  • 23 days ago
  • 3 views

Back on track, Brian Rogers plans to unleash the Predator on Italy, when he faces Alessio Sakara this week at Bellator 152. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19's Santiago Ponzinibbio on Court McGee: 'I'll run him over'

  • 20 days ago
  • 11 views

Santiago Ponzinibbio faces a big test tomorrow night when he faces “TUF 11” winner Court McGee at UFC on FOX 19. However, Ponzinibbio thinks his style will simply be too much for McGee to handle.File read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 results: John Dodson blows through Manny Gamburyan in 47 seconds

  • 19 days ago
  • 84 views

TAMPA, Fla. – John Dodson is a bantamweight once again, and he impressed in a big way in his return to 135 pounds, crushing Manny Gamburyan in less than a minute.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Results: John Dodson Finishes Manny Gamburyan in 47 Seconds

  • 19 days ago
  • 46 views

John Dodson made a successful return to bantamweight and quickly dispatched Manny Gamburyan with a first-round technical knockout Saturday at UFC on FOX 19. read news >>

Is this the end for Rashad Evans?

  • 18 days ago
  • 60 views

After a devastating knockout loss, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans faces questions about the end of his career. He seems to be honestly and thoughtfully considering them, too. Beca read news >>

Dana White: ‘I Think Rashad Evans is Probably Going to Retire’

  • 17 days ago
  • 77 views

Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans faces some tough questions looking ahead after suffering his second consecutive loss on Saturday. read news >>

Fedor Emelianenko Faces Fabio Maldonado in Russia for His Next Fight

  • 16 days ago
  • 36 views

Former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko's return continues in St. Petersburg, Russia against UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado. read news >>

Former middleweight champ Brandon Halsey faces John Salter at Bellator 156

  • 16 days ago
  • 8 views

Brandon Halsey will resume his attempt to recapture the middleweight title when he faces John Salter at Bellator 156.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>