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...
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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...
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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...
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 184 Prelims: TV Ratings

UFC 184’s preliminary coverage was watched by an average of 1,205,000 viewers on FOX Sports 1 this past Saturday night. While that’s down a few hundred thousand viewers from the 1,546,000 viewers who tuned in to UFC 183 at the tail end of January, it’s still a cause for celebration as it’s now the third most watched UFC event ever on FS1. The prelims peaked with an audience...
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March 04, 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...
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

UFC 184 Weigh-In Results And Video

The UFC 184 weigh-ins have just taken place and you can see what all the fighters tipped the scales at below. — Main Card: Champ Ronda Rousey (135) vs. Cat Zingano (134.5) Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5) Jake Ellenberger (171) vs. Josh Koscheck (170.5) Alan Jouban (170.5) vs. Richard Walsh (171) Tony Ferguson (156) vs. Gleison Tibau (155) Prelims...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Yoel Romero Scrapped From UFC 184

Well, here’s a first. A case of pneumonia has forced Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza out of his UFC 184 shootout against Yoel Romero. UFC officials announced the 185-pound bout will be re-booked for a later event. Don’t fret, MMA fans. UFC 184 is still pretty stacked, including a pair of championship affairs. Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey defends her throne against Cat Zingano...
January 15, 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...
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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...
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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...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi: 'The goal is to win and win impressively'

When Gegard Mousasi started perusing the list of top 10 fighters in the UFC's middleweight division following his first-round win over Mark Munoz, there were a lot of names for potential opponents. The only one he was hoping wouldn't get called was Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza. Mousasi actually fought Jacare back in 2008 while the two of them were competing in Japan, but during that time...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 50 Fight Card

The UFC Fight night series reaches it’s 50th event this friday night in Conneticut and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the show is a meaningful middleweight bout between the 7th ranked Gegard Mousasi (coming off a win over Mark Munoz) and 4th placed Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza who’s one of the leading contenders for the next shot at the title following...
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September 01, 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...
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Combat World

(Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Alexander Povetkin defeated Manuel Charr [R7 KO] Evgeny Gradovich defeated Alexander Miskirtchian [UD] Nicholas Walters defeated Vic Darchinyan [R5 KO] James DeGale defeated Brandon Gonzales [R4...
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June 02, 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...
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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...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi Not Calling Out Luke Rockhold or Tim Kennedy, But Wouldn’t Mind

After easily disposing of Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 41, Gegard Mousasi (pictured) was asked what his future holds. The soft-spoken middleweight’s response had a lot to do with his past, as in a couple of fellow former Strikeforce stars. Mousasi isn’t calling anyone out, but he believes fighting contenders who are riding winning streaks, like Tim Kennedy and Luke Rockhold...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 41: Gegard Mousasi Submits Mark Munoz (Video Highlights)

Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Mark Munoz were both looking to bounce back from losses to Lyoto Machida on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 41. Mousasi dropped a unanimous decision to “The Dragon” in February, while Munoz was knocked out in October in the opening round with a highlight reel head kick. Speaking of losing in the first frame, Mousasi made quick work of “The Filipino...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 41 Bonus Awards

Following tonight’s UFC Fight Night 41 event in Germany the recipients of the evening’s $50,000 fighter bonus awards were announced. On this occasion the UFC opted to dispense with the ‘Fight Of The Night’ award and instead chose to hand out four ‘Performance’ bonuses. The first went to Gegard Mousasi for his dominant performance against Mark Munoz in the main event of...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Instant Impressions: UFC Berlin on Fight Pass

This is what Fight Pass is all about, a fun card from Berlin that took place at night for European audiences. It makes for a full fight day for a North American UFC fan as they started right around noon for most people in the U.S. The fights were mostly entertaining with an exciting main event between Gegard Mousasi and Mark Munoz. A healthy Mousasi showcased his skills fully for...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Mousasi Makes quick work of Munoz in Berlin

Mousasi made quick work of the durable Munoz. (Madatory credit to Gegard Mousasi firmly slated his UFC ambitions after putting highly rated Mark Munoz to sleep with a rear naked choke late in the first round. As soon as the bell went Munoz was looking for takedowns but Mousasi was well prepared and ended up controlling Munoz when he went for a takedown and landing...
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May 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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