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Mendes gets Gamburyan at UFC 157

Franklin McNeil
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Chad Mendes will face Manvel Gamburyan at UFC 157 © Getty Images
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Featherweight contender Chad Mendes will face Manvel Gamburyan on February 23 at UFC 157, the promotion announced on Thursday.

Mendes (13-1) will enter the fight riding a two-bout win streak. In his most recent bout on December 14, Mendes knocked out Yaotzin Meza in the first round.

His lone professional loss occurred on January 14 in a title bout against champion Jose Aldo. Mendes was knocked out in the opening round.

Gamburyan (12-7) snapped a three-fight skid on August 4 with a unanimous decision over Michihiro Omigawa.

UFC 157 will be held at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey makes the first defense of her title against Liz Carmouche.

The five-round fight between Rousey and Carmouche marks the first time women will compete in UFC.

This article originally appeared on ESPN.com

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