Round 1 - Gamburyan lands a low kick and looks to move in with hooks. Griffin covers up and backs him away with a leg kick. Griffin wings a right hook that misses. Gamburyan circles away as Griffin plants himself in the center of the cage. Gamburyan snaps of a low kick. Griffin returns fire. They circle some more, trade punches, and Gamburyan shoots and gets the takedown. Griffin lands seated against the fencing, and Gamburyan looks to pull him into the center of the cage. Griffin fights it off, gets to his feet, avoids a guillotine, wraps the hips, delivers knees to the legs, and again must fend off the guillotine. Gamburyan complains about something (possibly Griffin grabbing his fingers), and Griffin's head pops loose. Gamburyan quickly takes it back to the mat. Gamburyan takes his back as Griffin gets back to his feet, but he shakes him off. Gamburyan wraps a single leg and wants the takedown. Griffin fends it off and jockeys for position while they're clinched. Gamburyan looks again for the guillotine. Griffin grabs a leg as Gamburyan puts his back against the cage. They reset before the round ends as Griffin lands a low kick. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Gamburyan.
Round 2 - Griffin lands a low kick, and Gamburyan feints a shot. The fighters trade big leg kicks, and Griffin now stalks. Gamburyan wings a wild combo, but Griffin easily avoids it. Griffin partially connects on another low kick and then another, but Gamburyan is too slow to counter. Griffin ducks under a punch and shoots, but he can't complete the takedown. Griffin lands another low kick and avoids a counter punch. The same sequence plays out and concludes with Gamburyan's failed takedown attempt. Griffin lands another leg kick and just covers up in time to avoid a counter. Griffin stalks, lands a low kick, and Gamburyan briefly tosses him to the mat. Griffin is back up and lands a big kick to the junk. Gamburyan grabs his crotch, and a timeout is called. A replay shows the kick apparently missing, though. The action is restarted quickly. The fighters trade combos that are blocked. Griffin avoids punches and lands another low kick. Griffin stalks with punches, but Gamburyan avoids them. Griffin lands another low kick but can't follow up with punches. Gamburyan takes a legit kick to the junk, and a timeout is called. The round ends before anything happens after the restart. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Griffin.
Round 3 - Gamburyan got an earful from his corner between rounds. He comes out looking to counter but becomes the aggressor and works low kicks before shooting. Griffin snuffs it out and then sends Gamburyan to the mat. He's not there long, though. Gamburyan takes a punch to the belly before trading low kicks. Griffin lands another. Gamburyan tries to shoot, but Griffin easily stuffs it, clinches, and puts Gamburyan against the cage. Griffin works for the takedown with a single leg, but he can't get it. He nearly falls to the mat while off balance and just misses a punch as Gamburyan charges in. Gamburyan grabs his legs and drags him to the mat, but Griffin is back up. Gamburyan, though, elevates him and slams him to the mat. Griffin, though, again is back up. Gamburyan tries again but ends up on his knees, and Griffin delivers punches until Gamburyan can get back up and defend. Griffin keeps him pinned against the cage and delivers knees. Gamburyan tries to get to the ground, but Griffin again is quickly back up. Griffin delivers a knee from the clinch and then snaps off a low kick, and the back of Gamburyan's left thigh looks like hamburger meat. Gamburyan clinches and puts Griffin against the cage, the fighters jockey for position. Griffin looks for a guillotine, but Gamburyan gets the takedown just as the fight ends. MMAjunkie.com scores it 10-9 for Griffin for a 29-28 win. Tyson Griffin def. Manny Gamburyan via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-29)