|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Fighting out of||North Hollywood, California|
|Rank||Judoblack belt in|
|Years active||1999–present MMA|
|Notable relatives||Karo Parisyan, cousin|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Manvel Gamburyan, (Armenian: Մանվել Գամբուրյան; born May 8, 1981), is an Armenian American mixed martial artist currently fighting in the featherweight division of UFC sister promotion World Extreme Cagefighting, making his promotional debut at WEC 41. Manny is ranked as the number 8 Featherweight mixed martial artist in the world by Sherdog. He is the older cousin of former UFC fighter Karo Parisyan.
In May 1991, Gamburyan's family relocated from Armenia to the United States. Shortly after his arrival, he began training in judo at Gokor Chivichyan's and Gene LeBell's Hayastan MMA Academy and quickly became one of the top judoka in the country, winning junior nationals less than two years later. He went on to win junior nationals eight times, the junior Olympics once, and was a member of the 2000 judo junior world team.
Gamburyan began his career in 1999 at the age of 17. He won his first four fights, then lost a decision to future UFC lightweight champion Sean Sherk in 2001. His cousin Karo Parisyan nicknamed him "Pitbull" for the tenacity he displayed in the fight.
In 2007, Gamburyan appeared on the reality show The Ultimate Fighter 5, fighting on Jens Pulver's team. His nickname was changed to "Anvil" for his UFC career because "Pitbull" was already taken by other UFC fighters such as Andrei Arlovski. Manny defeated Noah Thomas by kimura lock in the preliminary round. In his next matchup, Gamburyan defeated Matt Wiman to advance to the semifinal round. In the semifinal round, Manny beat Joe Lauzon in a unanimous decision and advanced to the finale with Nathan Diaz. He was considered an underdog in each of his fights, in part due to his short stature. After the Lauzon fight, UFC president Dana White personally apologized to Gamburyan for doubting him. In the finale, Gamburyan controlled Diaz for the majority of the fight, but tapped out in the second round after dislocating his right shoulder on a successful takedown attempt.
Despite losing the show, Gamburyan secured a UFC contract with his performance. He won his next two UFC fights, defeating Nate Mohr by ankle lock at UFC 79 and Jeff Cox by guillotine choke at UFC Fight Night 13. Gamburyan raised some controversy in the Cox fight by delivering a spinning leg kick after feigning the mutual tap of gloves that is often seen at the beginning of the match. The crowd in attendance reacted with heavy booing. He was knocked out by Rob Emerson at UFC 87 in 12 seconds, one of the fastest knockouts in UFC history.
After his defeat to fellow UFC lightweight Thiago Tavares at UFC 94, Gamburyan decided to drop down to the Zuffa-owned WEC's featherweight division (145 pounds). His first featherweight fight was a win over John Franchi at WEC 41.
Gamburyan is rumored to be fighting former WEC featherweight champion Mike Brown next at a yet to be named WEC event. 
|Professional record breakdown|
|14 matches||10 wins||4 losses|
|Win||Leonard Garcia||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo||11/18/2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Win||John Franchi||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 41: Brown vs. Faber II||06/07/2009||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, USA||Debut at Featherweight|
|Loss||Thiago Tavares||Decision (Unanimous)||UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2||01/31/2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Loss||Rob Emerson||KO (Punches)||UFC 87: Seek and Destroy||08/09/2008||1||0:12||Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA|
|Win||Jeff Cox||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||UFC Fight Night 13||04/02/2008||1||1:41||Broomfield, Colorado, USA|
|Win||Nate Mohr||Submission (Achilles Lock)||UFC 79: Nemesis||12/29/2007||1||1:31||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA|
|Loss||Nathan Diaz||Submission (Injury)||The Ultimate Fighter 5 Finale||06/23/2007||2||0:20||Las Vegas, Nevada, USA||Lost The Ultimate Fighter 5|
|Win||Sam Morgan||Decision (Unanimous)||RSF - Shooto Challenge 2||01/2/2004||3||5:00||Belleville, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Jorge Santiago||KO (Punch)||KOTC 27 - Aftermath||08/10/2003||1||0:21||San Jacinto, California, USA|
|Loss||Sean Sherk||Decision (Unanimous)||Reality Submission Fighting 3||03/30/2001||1||18:00||Belleville, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Pat Benson||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||Reality Submission Fighting 2||01/02/2001||1||2:01||Belleville, Illinois, USA|
|Win||Darren Bryant||Submission (Heel Hook)||Kage Kombat 14||04/5/1999||1||0:35||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Win||Timothy Morris||TKO (Choke)||Kage Kombat 12||02/1/1999||1||0:16||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Win||Danny Henderson||Submission (Armbar)||Kage Kombat 12||02/1/1999||1||0:17||Los Angeles, California, USA|