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C.B. Dollaway Aims for Title Contention against Mark Munoz

| March 1, 2011 | Reply

cb dollaway C.B. Dollaway Aims for Title Contention against Mark Munoz

C.B. Dollaway (11-2) hasn’t seen much of the spotlight during his UFC career. “The Doberman” hopes to change that when he takes on fellow collegiate wrestler Mark Munoz (9-2) at UFC On Versus 3 Thursday night.

Dollaway was a cast member on the seventh season of The Ultimate Fighter. He won his first two fights on the show, but fell short to Amir Sadollah in the semi-finals. Fortunately for him, cast mate Jesse Taylor was forced off the show for unruly behavior and Dollaway was given a second chance. He and Tim Credeur then fought for a spot in the finale and after three rounds, Dollaway was awarded the unanimous decision and a rematch against Sadollah. In the finale, Sadollah defeated Dollaway via Armbar submission, though Dollaway claimed he did not tap.

Nearly a month after losing to Sadollah, Dollaway bounced back in impressive fashion. In his bout with Jesse Taylor, Dollaway used a move MMA has rarely seen, The Peruvian Necktie. Dollaway transitioned beautifully into the choke, forcing Taylor to tap and leaving fans wondering what they had just witnessed. The win earned him Submission of the Night and kept his UFC dreams alive.

Since his time on TUF, Dollaway has compiled a record of 5-1 and is currently on a three-fight win streak. Most recently, he quickly dispatched of Joe Doerksen via Guillotine Choke at UFC 119.

In his upcoming bout with Munoz, Dollaway will not have the significant wrestling advantage he often has over his opponents. Munoz is equally as successful when it comes to takedowns, though they both have their respective advantages. Munoz has established himself as a powerful striker. His heavy hands have forced his opponents to try desperately for a takedown but end up finding themselves on the receiving end of some serious ground and pound.

Dollaway does potentially have the advantage when it comes to grappling. In previous fights, Dollaway has shown his ability to take advantage of his opponent’s simple mistakes on the ground. If this fight does at any point go to the mat, Munoz will have to be cautious about leaving his neck out or else he too could end up wearing the “necktie”.

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