Raphael Assuncao vs. Manny Gamburyan at UFC 128 in Newark
The UFC announced two additional matchups for the evening’s preliminary card, including a previously unreported featherweight bout of Raphael Assuncao vs. Manny Gamburyan.
Additionally, a matchup previously reported by MMAjunkie.com, Luiz Cane vs. Karlos Vemola, was also confirmed for the evening’s preliminary portion.
Assuncao makes his UFC debut after a five-fight stint for the company’s now-shuttered sister-promotion, the WEC. Gamburyan returns to the UFC after dropping to featherweight and racking up a 3-1 record in the WEC.
UFC 128 takes place March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and features a light-heavyweight headliner between champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and former champ Rashad Evans.