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Luke Barnatt Latest Fighter To Be Released By The UFC

The UFC have cut a number of fighters from their roster in recent days and the latest to be shown the exit door is UK middleweight, Luke Barnatt. The 27 year-old announced the news himself on Instagram yesterday, bringing an end to a two year run in the promotion for the 6ft 6″ fighter nicknamed ‘BigSlow’. Barnatt had entered into the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter 17 reality...
Via Fight Of The Night
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 moments from UFC Manila: Edgar vs. Faber

There was a big day of UFC action, Saturday, with prospects, future legends, and retiring favorites filling out a card from Manila. Frankie Edgar once again proved he had the answer, Mark Munoz gave every ounce of effort he had in his final fight, and much, much more took place. Read on to find out our top five moments of the weekend, and then let us know your favorites in the comments...
Via Fox Sports
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz says goodbye to MMA (video)

Tonight marked the first time that the octagon touched down in the Philippines. It also marked the last time that the man they will forever call ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ stepped foot inside of it to do work. Ask anyone who has followed the sport of mixed martial arts about who the true “good guys” of the sport are. The first name you’re likely to hear come out of...
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May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz's heart warming farewell gives occasion to remember his terrifying legacy

Mark Munoz bounded out to the UFC Octagon for the final time Saturday with a smile on his face and his eyes misted over. Such a demeanor was in sharp contrast with the forceful and bludgeoning performance that Munoz would go on to give in Manila against Luke Barnatt over the next fifteen minutes. After three exciting rounds, Munoz had earned a resounding victory over an opponent...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mark Munoz Wins Final UFC Fight Against Luke Barnatt in Front of Home Town Crowd

Mark Munoz only has 19 fights under his belt, but the Filipino fighter decided to call it a career anyway. Could he have fought more? Yes. Would it be worth the long term health risk? Only he can answer that and since he has decided to retire the answer would probably be no. He was given a rare chance to go out in front of a home town crowd as part of the main card of UFC Fight Night...
Via FatManWriting
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters react: Mark Munoz retires from MMA

Fighters and journalists across the MMA landscape react to the retirement of fan favorite Mark Munoz after his win in his native Philippines at Fight Night Manila.  Munoz finishes his career with a 14-6 record, with wins over the likes of Chris Leben, Demian Maia, CB Dollaway, Nick Catone, and Tim Boetsch. 
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz gets a storybook ending with dominant win over Luke Barnatt

Mark Munoz got a storybook ending to his mixed martial arts career with a victory over Luke Barnatt in his native Philippines in his final fight inside the UFC Octagon. Munoz already decided that his fight against Barnatt would be the last of his career, but a Hollywood writer couldn't script a better finish to his retirement than what happened in his final trip to the cage. As soon...
Via Fox Sports
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Beats Luke Barnatt To End Career On A High In Manila

Mark Munoz went back to his wrestling roots in Manila today to earn a unanimous decision victory over Luke Barnatt and end his career on a high note. Round One: Barnatt pumping out the jab here as he tries to establish his range. Munoz swing hard in return. Barnatt targets the body with a knee. Jab for Barnatt and a punch in return from Munoz just wings past his opponents head...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Luke Barnatt is fine with playing the villain if it means a win, against Munoz

Luke Barnatt is looking to play the ultimate spoiler this Saturday. The Brit travels to Manila to take on long time contender Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Maching" Munoz in his final MMA fight before retiring to spend time with his family. It is safe to say that there will be few outside of The Ultimate Fighter veteran's own corner will likely cheer for him on Saturday, and Barnatt...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz planned his retirement on the day he signed his UFC contract

The day Mark Munoz signed his first UFC contract he already knew that his career had an expiration date attached to it. Now every fighter at some time or another reaches a point where retirement is the only option left on the table. Nobody stays young forever. But for Munoz when he joined the UFC in 2009, he promised his wife and children that he would set goals for himself and a...
Via Fox Sports
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 66 Fight Card

UFC Fight Night 66 takes place on Saturday live from the Philippines for the first time ever and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the show is a terrific featherweight match-up as Urijah Faber steps backs up to the division for the first time in five years to take on current No.2 contender Frankie Edgar. The co-main event is solid too with No.7 ranked middleweight...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz will retire following his upcoming fight in the Philippines

UFC middleweight Mark Munoz will officially retire from mixed martial arts competition following his next fight on May 16 in the Philippines against Luke Barnatt. Munoz -- who is known as 'The Filipino Wrecking Machine' -- has long dreamed of fighting in his native country and now he'll get the chance to do it in the UFC's inaugural show in the country. The matchup with Barnatt comes...
Via Fox Sports
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz To Retire After Manila Fight With Luke Barnatt

Mark Munoz is getting ready to retire from mixed martial arts competition, but not before he takes on one last fight against Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66 on May 16th in the Philippines. Destination wise Manila couldn’t be a more perfect location for the man known as ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ to hang up his gloves and he’s guaranteed to get a hero’s reception...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Meets Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night Manila

Well, the worst kept secret in the UFC was just confirmed Monday night when it was announced Filipino-American Mark Munoz (pictured) will perform when the octagon makes its debut in the Philippines. Munoz will meet Luke Barnatt in the May 16 event, which goes down inside SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. Having lost three straight scraps, which were all first round finishes...
Via 5thRound.com
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Burt Watson Leaves UFC After 14 Years

WE ROLLIN’, YEAH! After serving 14 years as the UFC’s site manager, Burt Watson (pictured) has decided to leave the company. “After 14 AMAZING YEARS I’ve decided to step aside thank U Dana White Lorenzo Fertitta & Donna Marcolini,” Watson tweeted Tuesday morning. To fans, Watson was the UFC’s unofficial hype man before every weigh-ins, pleading with them to show...
Via 5thRound.com
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 184 ‘Rousey vs. Zingano’ weigh-in results and replay

It’s official. UFC 184 PPV main eventer’s Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano both did what they had to do to give us what is easily the biggest UFC women’s bantamweight title fight to date. Both of the undefeated competitors have made weight which means the most coveted strap in the world of women’s mixed martial arts will be on the line tomorrow night inside of the world-famous...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz confident he'll have size and strength advantage at UFC 184

Opportunities to fight in the UFC are more valuable than gold to most mixed martial arts fighters, and so are usually snatched up in haste, regardless of the notice, weight class or opponent. Roan Carneiro jumped at the chance to return to the UFC this year, after six years away from the top promotion. The opportunity came with a catch, however, as the Brazilian was matched up against...
Via Fox Sports
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz: 'I want to prove to myself I can reach the top'

After his loss to Chris Weidman in 2012, UFC middleweight contender Mark Munoz fell into a deep depression. He had good reason to be upset. He went into the bout on a four-fight win streak and hoped to earn a title shot with the win. Instead, Weidman stopped him, earned a title shot for himself, and his now the division's king. The clean-living fighter isn't one to partake in drugs...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Event Heading To The Philippines On May 16th

The UFC have announced that they’ll be hosting their first ever event in the Philippines on May 16th. The ‘UFC Fight Night’ show will take place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manilla and air live on the UFC Fight Pass service. “We are thrilled to be kicking off our Asia event calendar in Manila this year,” said UFC Asia exec Ken Berger. “The UFC has a loyal and passionate...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Vs Roan Carneiro Set For UFC 184

Mark Munoz is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 184 in Los Angeles in February against Roan Carneiro. Munoz has had a tough time in the Octagon lately, having lost three of his last four fights, including two by knockout against Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman. Once considered one of the divisions top contenders, Munoz’s slump in form has left him barely holding onto a place...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz to face Roan 'Jucao' Carneiro at UFC 184

It has been over six years since middleweight Roan Carneiro has fought in the UFC, but on Feb. 28 he will make his return to the Octagon, against Mark Munoz. UFC Tonight reported and the UFC confirmed that the 36 year-old Brazilian will take on Munoz at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. Carneiro has won his last five fights, while Munoz has dropped three out of his last four fights, to Gegard...
Via Fox Sports
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Meets Caio Magalhaes at UFC 184

A middleweight matchup between Mark Munoz (pictured) and Caio Magalhaes has been added to UFC 184. UFC officials confirmed the scrap Thursday. This could very well be a do-or-die fight for Munoz, who has lost three of his last four, including two straight. Prior to his current skid, “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” had won four consecutive bouts. Magalhaes, meanwhile, is perfect...
Via 5thRound.com
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite Current Skid, UFC Signs Mark Munoz to Four-Fight Extension

Who says nice guys finish last? Despite losing three of his past four scraps, including two straight first round finishes, the UFC has inked middleweight Mark Munoz (pictured) to a four-fight contract extension. Munoz announced his signing Thursday via Twitter. Some thought the 36-year-old’s future with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion was in jeopardy after he...
Via 5thRound.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi, Mark Munoz headed in opposite directions following UFC Fight Night

Prior to headlining UFC Fight Night in Berlin, the last time that both Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz stepped into the cage former light heavyweight king Lyoto Machida put an immediate halt to their respective climbs up the middleweight ladder. But on Saturday, the past would be temporarily forgotten as the pair of once legitimate contenders squared-off in an attempt to reclaim their...
Via Sports-Glory
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Vows to Pick Up Pieces After Latest Loss

After getting submitted in the first round by Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 41, his second opening period finish in as many outings, some started to wonder if it was time for Mark Munoz (pictured) to permanently transition from fighter to wrestling coach at his famed Reign Training Center. However, Munoz, who has dropped three of his past four fights and clocked 36 this past...
Via 5thRound.com
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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