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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So UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is set to sign a new 10 fight deal with the UFC. Yes i said 10 fights, yes the guy is the number one pound for pound fighter in the world, yes he’s undefeated while in the UFC, but at 37, 38 by the time he fights again, can he even last that long?
The UFC closed out the 2012 year with tonight’s UFC 155 and while the card had its highs and lows, the final two bouts ended things in style. Live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and televised across Facebook, FX and PPV tonight’s UFC 155 saw former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez avenge his loss to Junior Dos Santos to reclaim the UFC heavyweight championship.
The time has come, 2012 is nearing its end and Saturdays UFC 155 closes out a strange year for the MMA promotion. Headlined by the heavyweight championship bout between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez and filled with 11 other fights, UFC 155 looks to end the year on a high note.
Am I the only person mad at Christmas for costing us a weekend of fights? Probably. Well, with that useless holiday out-of-the-way, we have my real present on the 29th, as Cain Velasquez will look to reclaim his Heavyweight title at UFC 155. Junior Dos Santos is no Santa Claus though and won’t willingly hand over the strap in the last title bid of the year. It’s action across nearly every weight class, so settle in with that last glass of egg nog and let me break down these UFC 155 bouts for you.
In 1967, Murray Woroner had an idea for a program, where the greatest heavyweight boxers in history would fight each other to the delight of radio audiences. Considering boxing had been around, in various forms of rule-sets and legality, for a hundred years, this was a colossal undertaking. With the aid of 250 boxing experts, sixteen of the greatest pugilists in history were selected and given scores in 128 attributes ranging from punching power, to footwork, to confidence. These numbers were then fed into a state-of-the-art computer, very similar to the Spike TV series The Deadliest Warrior, and each fight was virtually simulated. When the dust settled at the end of several weeks of prime time programming, Rocky Marciano defeated Muhammad Ali to become the Greatest Heavyweight Boxer Ever. The problem was, basically no one, including the boxing experts involved in the project, agreed with this.
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.
The end of the year UFC 155 event got a little a nice addition this week as Middleweight contender Chris Weidman finally gets an opponent. While it wasn’t the matchup with Anderson Silva he wanted it is a top-level matchup with in the UFC middleweight division. Instead the undefeated grappler will take on Tim Boetsch in what could step up the next opponent for “The Spider”.