Former UFC lightweight, then featherweight, Manny Gamburyan will make his bantamweight (135 lbs.) debut at UFC 178 on Saturday, Sept. 27th, and the guy has never looked better. As you can see from the picture above Mike Dolce is in Manny’s corner and has no doubt helped The Ultimate Fighter season 5 runner-up get down to what appears to be his optimum weight. We won’t know until he gets into the Octagon with Cody Gibson in tonight’s opening bout how he will fare in the 135 pound division, but he certainly looks like a new and improved version of himself — he even has a different look in his eyes. He looks like a man who has reached his optimum state. Good job Manny!

Compare with these old pics…

Featherweight (145 lbs.) Manny:

Here’s a pic of Manny in his last fight at featherweight at UFC Fight Night 40 back in May when he lost a unanimous decision to Nik Lentz. Coincidentally (or not), Mike Dolce helped Lentz with his nutrition and weight cut for that fight.

Lightweight (155 lbs.) Manny:

Here’s an old pic of Manny when he was fighting at lightweight.


Leave a Reply