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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

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...
Via 5thRound.com
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 41 Berlin: Mousasi Submits Munoz

    In interviews prior to stepping into the ring against Mark Munoz, Gegard Mousasi insisted the fight was not going to turn into a wrestling match, and that he would need to keep the fight standing to win. Mousasi definitely showed a good take down defense, using a low stance to stuff the attempts of Munoz. In the end, the fight went to the ground, territory that in theory...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
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...
Via Fight Booth
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi absolutely demolishes Mark Munoz in Germany

  Wow, just… Wow. I don’t think I’ve seen a performance that brilliant from top to bottom since Anderson Silva was in his prime. Gegard Mousasi has taken the UFC rankings from around the neck, and demanded that the (current) #11 ranked fighter be thrust into the top ten. The UFC Fight Night 41 main event started as expected, with Mark Munoz shooting in from a distance on...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Gegard Mousasi Taps Out Mark Munoz In First Round At UFC Fight Night 41

Gegard Mousasi looked in excellent form tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 41 against Mark Munoz as he dominated the proceedings and finished with a first round rear-naked choke submission. Round One: They start off the main event with a tap of the goves. Munoz immediately reaching for a takedown attempt, but can’t get in on his opponent’s legs. Again Munoz tries...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs Mousasi Results

UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs Machida May 31, 2014 O2 World Berlin, Germany (click on fighter’s name for detailed scouting report) (number in brackets is the betting odds: ‘-’ denotes the favorite – lines from BestFightOdds) Main Card (UFC Fight Pass - 3:00pm Eastern) Middleweights (five rounds): Mark Munoz - 185 lbs (13-4,  #9 ranked middleweight +230) vs Gegard Mousasi - 186 […]
Via MMA Manifesto
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC set for fight pass double feature

Throughout the relatively brief history of mixed martial arts, octagon junkies have gone from purchasing highly anticipated pay per views every six months and watching year-old tournaments on rented, VHS cassettes, to enjoying a night of live, big-name bouts courtesy of our cable providers from the comfort of our own home. And the UFC has led every step of the way. This weekend,...
Via Sports-Glory
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben’s Breakdowns: Gegard Mousasi vs. Mark Munoz

Contributor: Ben Kohn This Saturday night on May 31st, 2014, a main event fight of titanic proportions upon which the very foundation of the Earth itself depends, UFN 41 will give us the main event of the century! Mark Munoz, the devastating fighter whose losses can all be explained as setbacks (just ask Mike Goldberg) will take on the most uncaring and bored fighter in the history...
Via Undercard Superstar
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Training day: UFC Fight Night Berlin – Munoz vs. Mousasi

It snuck up on us, this Munoz vs. Mousasi fight, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t carry any weight. A win here for Mark Munoz, and he’s right back in the mix. If Mousasi wins over an always-capable Munoz, he’s in line and about one more win away from a middleweight title shot. With this much on the line, you know Munoz is in SoCal, busting his ass in the gym like only he...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

TJ Dillashaw was a significant 5-1 underdog when he served up his upset special last weekend over now-former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao. So, middleweight Mark Munoz shouldn’t feel too badly entering Saturday’s critical scrap against Gegard Mousasi. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” is slightly more than a 2-1 underdog against the former Strikeforce champ. Mousasi...
Via 5thRound.com
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Reveals His Gameplan For Gegard Mousasi Fight

Mark Munoz meets Gegard Mousasi in the main event of UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin, Germany on Saturday night and he’s hungry to get back to winning ways after suffering a KO loss to Lyoto Machida last time out. With that in mind it seems that ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ is planning to take no changes and will look to exploit Mousasi’s biggest weakness when they meet in...
Via Fight Of The Night
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz feels Mousasi hasn’t evolved his wrestling game; Donkey Kong punches will fly at UFC Fight Night Berlin

Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi are set to do battle this Saturday in Berlin at UFC Fight Night. If you were to take a look at this bout on paper, you could say this is a classic striker vs. wrestler match-up. We all know both guys pedigrees in their respective fields though Mark Munoz wants to show that he can bang with the best of them. In speaking with me at his Reign Training Center...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs Mousasi Preview and Predictions

Live this Saturday afternoon from the O2 World Berlin, in Berlin, Germany, we’ve got a solid Fight Night card. Prelims begin at noon while the main card begins at 3pm ET. They may not be the biggest names, but there are some very interesting match-ups on this one. Niklas Backstrom vs Tom Niinimaki It was a lock that Niklas Backstrom was headed for the UFC when he nearly knocked...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi’ Bout Order Finalized

The 10-bout lineup for “UFC Fight Night: Munoz vs. Mousasi” has been completed, and the order in which the athletes will be performing has been set. Now, there’s just that minor formality of fighting. The May 31 card takes place inside O2 World in Berlin, Germany. A critical middleweight contest between Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi headlines the show. Fellow 185-pounders Francis...
Via 5thRound.com
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mousasi vs Munoz Set For UFC Fight Night 41 Main Event

It looks like two men having both suffered losses to current middleweight #1 contender Lyoto Machida are set to clash inside the Octagon.  Mark Munoz (13-4, pictured left) was the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champions first test in the middleweight division and unfortunately for ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Lyoto passed that test with flying colors securing a first round...
Via MMAInsider
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Munoz Vs Gegard Mousasi Headlines UFC Fight Night 41 In Germany

The UFC will return to Berlin, Germany on May 31st for ‘UFC Fight Night 41′ and today it was revealed that a middleweight clash between Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi will headline the show. Munoz is coming off a knockout loss to Lyoto Machida in October of last year, but a win prior to that against Tim Boetsch and an overall 8-4 record in the UFC leaves him ranked No.7 in the...
Via Fight Of The Night
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Free Fight – Chris Weidman vs Mark Munoz

On December 28th Chris Weidman (10-0) will defend his UFC middleweight championship for the first time, when he meets Anderson Silva (33-5) in a rematch at UFC 168, after famously knocking out the long-time champion at UFC 162 to capture the title. Ahead of that bout you can check out how Weidman earned his initial title shot, with a stunning victory over Mark Munoz (13-4), back...
Via MMAInsider
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Machida debuts on UFC rankings

With one kick, "The Dragon" changed the landscape of the 185-pound weight class. Saturday in Manchester, England, Lyoto Machida announced himself as a threat in the UFC middleweight division, knocking out Mark Munoz with a blistering headkick late in the opening round of their main event match-up. Monday, Machida's dominant performance was recognized in the media-generated...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Fight Aftermath- Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz

UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester this past weekend was another card that looked like it would be fantastic on paper. Although the card was by no means a failure the co-main and main event did not seem to live up to the hype they had received in the weeks leading up to the fight. Unfortunate events unfolded as Melvin Guillard delivered an illegal knee to a downed Ross Pearson that...
Via Intravid
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 30 Results: Machida Knocks Munoz’s Head, Guillard vs Pearson Ends in Controversy

A lot of questions were surrounding Lyoto Machida as he was making his long anticipated debut at middleweight. Machida had spent his entire career at light heavyweight and becoming the champion. In front of Machida was his friend and occasional training partner, Mark Munoz. The two battled in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England. The fight started with feeling...
Via Between The Ropes
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Machida Posts Heartwarming Picture of Dinner with Munoz Following UFC Fight Night 30 Win

Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz met in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 earlier today in a fight that ended with the Brazilian landing a vicious head kick KO in the first round to down Munoz. The former light-heavyweight champion was making his middleweight debut and has confirmed that he will permanently move down to the division even though it is a hard cut for him. Following...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Machida KOs Munoz in main event

When it was announced that Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida was moving down to the middleweight division, many believed the former UFC light heavyweight champion would quickly emerge as a potential contender in the 185-pound ranks. Squaring off against his friend Mark Munoz in the main event of Saturday's UFC Fight Night event in Manchester, England, the Brazilian made it...
Via Fox Sports
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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