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Mark Munoz Looking To Use Ground-And-Pound Vs. Chris Weidman

Mark Munoz was an analyst for FUEL TV over the past few days, helping Jay Glazer and Rashad Evans break the action down from two UFC events.

Now, however, it is time for Munoz to put the finishing touches on his own plan of attack, as he is set to meet Chris Weidman at UFC on FUEL: Munoz vs. Weidman on July 11.

The bout will be the first for Munoz since a win late in 2011 against Chris Leben. Elbow surgery knocked him out of a planned No. 1 contender match with Chael Sonnen, and has kept him on the sidelines since. He is 12-2 in his career, including four consecutive victories.

“Chris Weidman is a tough fighter,” Munoz said. “He uses his wrestling. I’m looking to overwhelm him and capitalize on the transitions and then use the ground-and-pound. I don’t see many weaknesses in his game, except power. I respect his power. I’m going to land power punches and I’ll go wherever the fight goes.”

With the bout coming just days after Anderson Silva defends his UFC middleweight crown against Sonnen, it is possible that Munoz-Weidman helps form a new contender to the title.

Photo credit: Sherdog

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