Munoz was already a few fights into his UFC career when he ran into the Ultimate Fighter 3 winner. However, Grove was a budding star at 185 pounds while Munoz was still trying to shake the reputation of a man who was head-kicked into oblivion by Matt Hamill. In the end he did just that by flattening Grove in the second stanza, earning his second straight strike-based stoppage in the Octagon as a result of some powerful punches.
UFC middleweight Mark Munoz has faced some tough foes before but few have entered the Octagon with Lyoto Machida’s resume. The former 205-pound champion is set to make his divisional debut against “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30, attempting to add Munoz’s name to a list of victims including Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture, Dan Henderson, and Rashad Evans. That being said, Munoz is no slouch himself, finding plenty of high-level success in the past thanks to a skill-set highlighted by excellent wrestling and heavy hands. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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