UFC 178: Cody Gibson Talks Manny Gamburyan, Says Defeating Vet Will be “Feather in my Cap”
By FCF Staff
Following Cody Gibson’s quick, stoppage win over Johnny Bedford in June, the bantamweight’s been tapped to fight well traveled vet, Manny Gamburyan. It’s a match-up the 27 year-old didn’t expect, but it’s a fight that excites Gibson nonetheless.
The two will meet at UFC 178 this Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada, and while discussing the bout with UFC.com, Gibson stated:
“I didn’t expect it to be honest with you,” said Gibson. “I expected a guy with one or two UFC fights, kind of that “sink or swim” opportunity, but I’m fighting another Ultimate Fighter veteran and just feel fortunate to have another opportunity to prove to people what I can do.
“Manny is definitely the biggest name I’ve ever fought, but that doesn’t scare me or intimidate me though. Everyone is human, including Manny, and if I can put his name on the list of people I’ve beaten, it’s going to be a feather in my cap and catapult me to new heights in this division.”
Gibson’s (12-4) win over Bedford returned him to the win column, after the accomplished wrestler was decisioned by Aljamain Sterling in February.
Gamburyan (13-8) will be making his 135 debut versus Gibson, after being decisioned by featherweight Nik Lentz in May.
The 33 year-old fighter is 2-2, with 1 no contest, in his last 5 bouts.