Two featherweight match-ups have been added to bolster the depth of UFC 157, including one featuring a pair of former No. 1 contenders.
Fresh off his win at last week's UFC on FX 6 event, Chad Mendes didn't wait long for his next assignment. He's agreed to take on Manvel Gamburayn at the Feb. 23 show, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Mendes (13-1) was the more recent of the two to face champ Jose Aldo. He was KO'd with one second left in the first round of their January bout. Since then, he's rebounded with first-round knockout wins over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza.
Gamburyan (12-7) lasted longer than Mendes against Aldo, making it 92 seconds into the second round before suffering a knockout loss in Sept. 2010. Afterward, Gamburyan dropped two more fights, falling into a three-bout losing skid before getting back into the win column with a decision over Michihiro Omigawa in August.