Gamburyan and Nunes will collide inside the Octagon on December 30 from Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC 141’s main event will feature Brock Lesnar meeting Alistair Overeem in a #1 contender bout for the UFC heavyweight title. It is unknown where the Gamburyan-Nunes fight will find a home on the card though a preliminary spot seems likely.
Gamburyan (11-6) dropped his UFC return fight, falling to Tyson Griffin. Previously, the Ultimate Fighter finalist went 2-3 in the company before heading to the WEC where he worked his way up to a fight for the featherweight title against Jose Aldo. More than half of his wins have come by way of submission.
Nunes (16-2) is 1-1 in the Octagon, having defeated Mike Brown before falling to Kenny Florian. Nunes was 4-1 in the WEC, and owns six career submission victories and five KO wins.
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MMATraining Take: Nunes needs to have a great showing to work his way back into the title talk in the featherweight division. His loss to Florian exposed several weaknesses to his game, but he can get right back on track by taking care of Gamburyan. For Gamburyan, he needs this win to stay relevant in the UFC. Look for Nunes to take care of business and advance back into title-talk.