Darabedyan and local fight fans are also likely to have a vested interest in Gamburyan’s tilt, which features a clash of former UFC lightweights who dropped to the WEC’s featherweight division and are both vying for contender status.
“At the level they’re fighting at right now, they’re in contention,” said Harris, adding that the victor would likely be in line for a title shot down the line. “Whether that’s the fight after this [one] or the fight after that, I’m not sure.”
Garcia already received a title shot, losing against Brown. A stand-up fighter who’s developed a fan base due to his exciting, all-out style, Garcia is 17-4 and 4-1 in the WEC.