The Filipino wrecking machine, Mark Munoz is set to return to the UFC Octagon after a nearly one year absence. The once middleweight top contender will make his long-awaited return on July 6, 2013 at UFC 162 against Tim Boetsch. Munoz last fought on July 11, 2012 in the UFC on FUEL TV main event against Chris Weidman.
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Here we are once again with the middleweight division’s number one contender spot up for grabs, well in most people’s eyes anyway. Everyone seems to have their definitive number one contender but it seems to change with each event. In this article we will lay down who are the top names in the division and give some points on why they may or may not get a shot at Anderson Silva and the twelve pounds of gold he wears around his waist.
In all the mayhem of UFC 151 being canceled, and fighter after fighter saying they would have stepped up, you may have missed Alan Belcher tweeting that he was ok with Vitor Belfort taking the Jon Jones fight. Belcher revealed he has a spinal fracture and he was unfortunately going to have to pull out of their UFC 153 fight anyway. Alan said the timetable for his return will be in November, and that he wants a top 5 guy. Belcher is on a four fight win streak with impressive wins over Jason MacDonald and Rousimar Palhares.
The last two months have been packed with UFC action as the promotion put on seven events. As the calendar flips from July to August and the days of summer have begun the countdown into fall you can’t help but reflect on the UFC fights that took place over the last two months.
Last month saw little change to the MMA Fighter Rankings, while this month balanced things out with plenty of changes. The month on July saw most of the top middleweights in the world in action and the results have re-worked the division rankings
One the fastest rising Mixed Martial Arts training facility these days is the Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, California. Home for many top MMA fighters in the world including its head man Mark Munoz, Reign is also home for many up and coming fighters in MMA. Current heavyweight Manny Lara is one of those fighters looking to learn from the top guys in the gym and make a name for himself in the process.
Coming into the UFC, many proclaimed New York native Chris Weidman a can’t miss prospect in the making. A stand-out wrestler for Hofstra University, Weidman stepped up to take on Mark Munoz in a potential #1 Contender’s match for the UFC Middleweight Championship at last night’s UFC on FUEL TV 4.
It’s been just four days since UFC 148 but the Octagon will once against play host to tonight’s UFC on FUEL TV 4 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California. Headlined by a possible middleweight elimination bout between Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman, the winner could find themselves next up for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.