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Leonard Garcia vs. Manny Gamburyan Likely for WEC 44

Manny GamburyanA featherweight matchup between Leonard Garcia and Manny Gamburyan is in the works for WEC 44, according to Sherdog, which reports that both fighters have agreed to the bout and that official agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.

The Versus-televised event, which was originally rumored to take place on November 21, is now expected to take place in Las Vegas on November 18 and features a main event between featherweight champ Mike Brown and Jose Aldo.

Both former UFC lightweights, Garcia (13-4) bounced back from a loss to Brown with a split decision win over Jameel Massough in August, while Gamburyan (9-4), the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 5, rebounded from back-to-back defeats in the UFC to top John Franchi in June in his 145-pound debut.

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