Archive: Mark Muñoz

Jan 30, 2014 6:39 am

Bisping Eye Exam Inconclusive, Return Date Still Unknown

Michael Bisping has been absent from fighting since taking out Alan Belcher in April of last year. ‘The Count’ has since been linked to several important middleweight match ups, but has been unable to get clearance from doctors to resume training and fight again. We heard last week that Bisping would be getting an exam...

Jan 17, 2014 1:04 pm

Chael Sonnen Pays The Way For Olympic Wrestler To Live In Russia

BloodyElbow.com posted a story today, and I wanted to share it with you guys and gals. Now, there aren’t many MMA fighters who are as polarizing (and as vexing, to their opponents) as Mister Chael P. Sonnen. If you like him, you really like him. And if you hate him, you literally wish a plague...

Jan 15, 2014 7:45 am

Michael Bisping Having Cataract Removed – Must Pass Eye Exam for UFC

Michael Bisping has been on the bench since September due to an eye injury that could be costly to his MMA career. He was set to face off against “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 in October of 2013 in Manchester, England, but the eye injury, a detached retina in...


Jan 11, 2014 2:16 pm

Munoz Wants To Settle ‘Unfinished Business’ With Bisping

“I’ve always wanted Michael Bisping, not because I have any personal issues or beef with him, but he’s always been at the top. We were supposed to fight, and I know Kennedy has been calling him out and wants to fight him, but I feel we’ve got unfinished business to take care of. I think...

Jan 11, 2014 10:20 am

Breaking Down The Three Threats To Weidman In 2014

Will Chris Weidman lose in 2014? Maybe. In a way, even though he beat Anderson Silva twice, I am still not convinced he will be a dominant champion. I do not deny that Weidman is the true champion. He beat Silva fair and square both times. In their first match, Weidman capitalized on Silva’s two...

Dec 13, 2013 8:05 am

Lyoto Machida Says Vitor Belfort Is One Big ‘Contradiction’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has taken offense to Vitor Belfort’s supposed contradictions. After Vitor Belfort scored his third consecutive head kick knockout victory over Dan Henderson, Machida said he would be willing to face the resurging Belfort. Belfort, on the other hand, thinks they should not call each other out because they...

Dec 11, 2013 5:47 am

Fight Night 30 Drug Testing Results: All Fighters Pass

All fighters that participated in UFC Fight Night 30 that took place at the Phones 4U Arena, in Manchester England passed their post fight drug screen according to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner. UFC Fight Night 30 aired on FOX Sports 2 and headlined former UFC Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in...

Nov 21, 2013 7:53 am

Micheal Bisping Cleared To Return To Training, Eyes March or April Return

UFC middleweight Micheal Bisping has been dealing with a detached retina, an injury that scrapped his main event matchup against Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30. Bisping went on UFC Tonight on Wednesday and said he has been cleared to return to training by his doctor, and is planning on a return to competition...

Nov 19, 2013 7:21 am

Lyoto Machida Noncommittal To Fighting Teammate Anderson Silva

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has put himself in the spotlight and reinvigorated his career after a headkick knockout of his friend and contender Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz, putting himself at the shortlist of possible contenders to the middleweight crown. Recently, Machida talked to Sherdog about the possibility of...

Nov 1, 2013 4:37 pm

Machida vs Mousasi Set For February Main Event on Fox Sports 2 in Brazil

Coming off of an impressive debut at middleweight, former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will now face former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion, Gegard Mousasi in a clash of top-tier newcomers to the middleweight division on Feb. 8. The fight will be the main event in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil for the UFC on Fox...

Oct 29, 2013 10:36 am

Lyoto Machida Wants Fight With Vitor Belfort Next

Making a successful debut at middleweight, Lyoto Machida (pictured, left) plans to continue marching through the division’s top fighters.  The former UFC light heavyweight champion knocked out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 just days ago, and he is already looking to Vitor Belfort (pictured, right) as the ‘best option’ for his next opponent....

Oct 28, 2013 10:37 am

PHOTO | Machida Makes Good, Buys Munoz Dinner

Dinner together!!Jantar junto após a luta!! http://t.co/jqMqgWEslR — Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) October 27, 2013 Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida made good on his pre-fight bet with Mark Munoz. The two middleweight fighters (shown together) are seen enjoying a meal after their UFC Fight Night 30 bout that saw Machida KO his training...

Oct 26, 2013 2:34 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 30’ Bonus Winners: Barnatt/Craig, Machida and Musoke

Fight of the Night: Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig Luke Barnatt and Andrew Craig put on an impressive performance in the preliminary bouts that aired on Facebook. It was so good, in fact, that it was the only preliminary bout to air on Fox Sports 2. Andrew Craig showed a good display of composure throughout...

Oct 26, 2013 2:33 pm

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 30 RESULTS: Machida Knocks Munoz Out In Round 1

What an exciting end to an already exciting card. The fans in the United Kingdom will be leaving happy. Lyoto Machida and Mark Munoz had a very long feeling out process with over a minute passing by before the first significant strike landed. Unfortunately for Munoz, none of the strikes went in his favor. In...

Oct 26, 2013 10:24 am

‘UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz’ Main Card Play-By-Play & Live Results

Today’s UFC Fight Night 30 event goes down across the pond from Manchester, England. BJPENN.COM is up early to provide fans with live results in real-time right here in this very thread. For your round-by-round and blow-by-blow updates from today’s Fight Night event tune in here at Noon Pacific Time.   RESULTS: John Lineker defeated...

Oct 25, 2013 8:05 am

UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida Weigh-In Results

Today’s UFC Fight Night 30: Munoz vs. Machida weigh-ins went off with just one minor hick-up. Flyweight, John Lineker missed weight. Outside of this one misstep, all other fighters made their contracted weight limit, including event headliners, Mark Munoz and Lyoto Machida. Today’s event took place from Manchester Central in England. The full weigh-in results...

Oct 23, 2013 8:47 am

Mark Munoz: I taught Machida more than he taught me

The UFC returns to Manchester this Saturday for ‘UFC Fight Night 30,’ which is headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC). Machida and Munoz have trained together in the past, and according to ‘The Filipino Wrecking...

Oct 8, 2013 10:24 am

Machida Took Bout With Training Partner To Keep The UFC Happy

“I thought for a while about it (when UFC offered the change), but I didn’t want to disappoint and frustrate the UFC. The date wasn’t that bad. I was already training hard for my fight, so I decided to take it. They were both main events, but this is a better one because Mark Munoz...

Oct 7, 2013 9:54 am

Trainer: Machida Should Get Title Shot With Win Over Munoz

“I think if Lyoto wins he gets the title shot but also you have Jacare, he did a great job in his last fight. I think he deserves the opportunity to fight for the belt. It doesn’t matter who is the champion. In my opinion everybody wants the belt, everybody fights for the belt. It’s...

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Sep 30, 2013 11:09 am

Eye Surgery Puts Michael Bisping Out 4-6 Months

Perennial top-ten UFC middleweight fighter, Michael Bisping, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Mark Munoz due to complications with a detached retina suffered in April at UFC 159. Bisping has undergone another surgery, and he is now looking at a return time of four to six months.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Sep 30, 2013 10:20 am

Bisping apologizes to fans for injury

On Friday, reports broke out that Michael Bisping had to pull out of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England slated for Oct. 26 due to an eye injury. Bisping (24-5) was supposed to face middleweight Mark Munoz (13-3). Bisping’s injury forced the UFC to find a suitable replacement fast, which led to former UFC...

Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Bisping Injured, Machida Moved To Fight Night 30, Will Face Munoz In Main Event

  Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping has been forced off the UFC Fight Night 30 card with an undisclosed injury. In for Bisping comes, debuting middleweight, Lyoto Machida. Machida was originally slated to face off with Tim Kennedy in the main even of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event set for November 6th, but with...

Sep 18, 2013 1:00 pm

Bisping Plans On Sending Munoz To Hospital With His ‘Pillow Fists’

“I’m going to punch him in the face as many times as possible. If he thinks I’ve got pillows for fists, I look forward to proving him wrong on fight night. I’ve sent about eight of my opponents in UFC to the hospital after my fights and with him I’m going to make number nine.”...