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WEC 48: Manny Gamburyan KOs Mike Brown

Manny Gamburyan finishes Mike Brown for the TKO

Manny Gamburyan finishes Mike Brown for the TKO victory in the first round of their featherweight bout at WEC 48 in Sacramento. (April 24, 2010) Photo Credit: WEC Photo

Last month, WEC matchmaker Sean Shelby called the Manny Gamburyan-Mike Brown fight at WEC 48 "a great eliminator" bout in featherweight division.

Well, Brown just got eliminated.

Up against the cage, Gamburyan ate a a right hand from Brown, then delivered a right hook that dropped Brown. He then moved in and landed a series of punches to the grounded Brown before the referee stepped in to stop the bout 2:22 into the first round.

Brown left himself open after landing that punch, keeping his left hand down as his momentum from throwing the right hand carried him into a crouched position.

What this does to the featherweight division is put Gamburyan (13-5) in line for a title fight against the Jose Aldo-Urijah Faber winner. This is the second loss in three fights for Brown (23-6), who prior to that had won four straight bouts to become the featherweight champion.

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