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Manny Gamburyan Out of UFC 128 Fight with Raphael Assuncao

Manny Gamburyan’s UFC return will have to wait, as The Ultimate Fighter 5 runner-up and recent featherweight title challenger has been forced off UFC 128 against Raphael Assuncao on March 19 with a back injury, MMAFighting reports.

Gamburyan (11-5) suffered a second-round TKO to champ Jose Aldo in September following three-straight wins, while Assuncao (15-3) topped LC Davis in November after back-to-back losses.

Assuncao now awaits a new opponent for the UFC 128 fight card, which is headlined by light heavyweight champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Jon Jones.

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