Munoz tipped the scales at 186 pounds for his five-round clash with
Mousasi (185) in the
UFC Fight Night “Munoz vs. Mousasi” main event on Saturday at
the O2 World in Berlin. Middleweight co-headliners Francis
Carmont (186) and C.B. Dollaway
(186) also met their mandatory weight requirements without issue at
Friday’s official weigh-in.
Reign MMA representative, Munoz has lost two of his past three
fights. The 36-year-old Californian last appeared at a UFC Fight
Night event in October, when he was felled by a Lyoto Machida
head kick at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England. “The
Filipino Wrecking Machine” was a two-time NCAA All-American
wrestler at Oklahoma State University, where he won a national
championship at 197 pounds in 2001. Munoz has compiled an 8-4
record since arriving in the UFC in March 2009.
Mousasi last fought at a UFC Fight Night show in February, when he
dropped a unanimous decision to the aforementioned Machida at Arena
Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The 28-year-old Iranian-born
Dutchman has held titles inside the Strikeforce,
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship promotions. A deft
finisher, Mousasi has secured 29 of his 34 career victories by
knockout, technical knockout or submission. Wins over Renato Sobral,
Lombard and Ronaldo Souza
anchor his resume.