Vic Darchinyan vs. Evans Mbamba
2011-09-03 : Vic Darchinyan 118 lbs beat Evans Mbamba 116¾ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex, Yerevan, Armenia
- Referee: Phil Austin
- Judge: Garry Dean 120-107
- Judge: Marcus McDonnell 119-107
- Judge: Giustino Di Giovanni 120-107
- IBO Bantamweight Title (1st defense by Darchinyan)
- Darchinyan entered as the #5 bantamweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Mbamba was unranked by the same publication. Darchinyan was also ranked as the WBA #1, WBO #2, WBC #5, and IBF #6 bantamweight contender prior to the fight. Mbamba entered the fight ranked as the WBC #5 & IBF #13 super flyweight contender.
- This is Darchinyan's first fight in his native Armenia.
- Mbamba was down once in the first round.