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Manny Gamburyan vs Rob Emerson UFC 87 fight scheduled

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Castmates on season five of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) -- Manny Gamburyan (8-2) and Rob Emerson (7-6) -- will hook 'em up at UFC 87: "Seek and Destroy" at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on August 9, according to

Since losing to Nate Diaz in the finals of the 16-man lightweight tournament at the TUF 5 Finale back in June 2007, Gamburyan has put together impressive back-to-back submission wins. He just bout took Nate Mohr's ankle home with him at UFC 79: "Nemesis" and he choked out Jeff Cox his last time out at UFC Fight Night 13 in April.

Both fights lasted less than four minutes combined.

Emerson rebounded from a rare double knockout-tapout against Gray Maynard at TUF 5 Finale, which resulted in a no contest, to defeat Keita Nakamura via split decision at UFC 81: "Breaking Point" in February. It was actually the fifth straight win (sans the Maynard fight) for the former "Lords of South County" rich kid gang member.

The UFC 87 card is filling up fast, considering that, according to the same report, Gamburyan's cousin, Karo Parisyan, is slated for the same show.

It's a pay-per-view (PPV) event that features a world title fight between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Jon Fitch, as well as a heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Heath Herring.

To check out the latest rumored UFC 87 line up click here.

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