John Dodson vs. Manny Gamburyan Added To UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa

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Who wins?

  1. John Dodson

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  2. Manny Gamburyan

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  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    What a...stupid fight. Dodson is a top 3 title challenger and should have gotten atleast a top 10 opponent for his UFC 135 debut. Wow, pointless except for Dodson to get a HL reel knockout.
     
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    Gabe Saturdays are for the Boys

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    Serious mismatch. RIP Manny.
     
  3. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Meanwhile Almeida hasn't fought since 189 and Dodson vs. Almeida would have made perfect sense for the UFC 198 card in Brazil.

    EDIT: I forgot he deaded Birchak @ FN 77. My point still stands.
     
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    I'lll be amazed if Manny lasts the distance.

    Freaking Sean Shelby... He makes Joe Silva look like a genius..
     
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    You mean his return to 135 didn't he fight dilly at 135?

    I agree it's a stupid match up
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    How did I forget this?
     
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    Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    Didn't Almeida damn near kill someone on the last Brazil card?

    What a stupid fight this is, Dodson by KO.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I take that back, he fought Birchak after he fought Pickett. But yes, he deaded both of them.
     
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    I've seen worse fights.
     
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    Manny is still in the UFC?
     
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    I don't mind it at all. Why does Dodson deserve a top guy in a wait class he hasn't fought in, in years? Also Manny has looked like completely new fighter since dropping to BW.

    I think Dodson wins, but people could be surprised on how well Manny does.

    Also this card is crazy stacked
     
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    I seriously thought Manny Gamburyan retired.
     
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    With respect to the level of competition he was facing, he hasn't looked all that hot in recent times, so I don't mind what could be a showcase fight for him.
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I think being a 2 time title contender and being a top 3 guy in his respective weight class should have earned him a top 15 fight. Lineker got a top 15 fight when he went up and that move was forced on him, so why shouldn't Dodson get the same?
     
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    I don't even follow rankings man, because there are really good fighters outside of the 'top 15' in every weight class
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I follow the rankings because even though the UFC doesn't always go off the rankings, they act as a relatively good indicator. Regardless of how anyone feels about rankings, it's hard to argue that Gamburyan is in Dodson's league. You're a pretty good match maker and I know you and I both could have come up with a multitude of other fights that would have been a lot better than this.
     
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    Was hoping to see a tj rematch
     
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    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I'm holding out hope for Dillashaw vs. Faber as a feature fight on UFC 200.
     
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    RedCansLoom16 "What's my favorite ring? The next one."-TB12

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    Wouldnt be shocked if a lot of the higher ranked guys were ducking Dodson. I dont mind this fight and prefer it to the Yahya fight that was rumored.
     

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