According to MMA’s resident guerilla journalist, Front Row Brian, a middleweight matchup between top-flight competitors Mark Muñoz and Chris Weidman has been scheduled for sometime this summer.
On a four-fight winning streak since dropping a close decision to Yushin Okami back in 2010, Muñoz (12-2) was hoping that he’d be up for a title shot by this point. With Chael Sonnen at the front of the pack though, Muñoz has no other choice but to hang back and stay busy. With victories over Aaron Simpson, Demian Maia and, most recently, Chris Leben, Muñoz isn’t too far off from the title shot he’s looking for and a win over the surging Weidman might just do the trick.
Undefeated in eight professional bouts, Serra-Longo fight team member Chris Weidman (8-0) has continued to pick up steam since debuting in the UFC a year ago. After taking a decision over Alessio Sakara, Weidman tapped out Jesse Bongfeldt and Tom Lawlor to open himself up for his biggest matchup to date. Weidman was called up on very short notice to take on former title challenger Demian Maia at UFC on FOX 2 and battled through weight-cut induced fatigue to take a decision over the Brazilian jiu-jitsu wizard.
Nothing official has been released in regards to this matchup, but as it so often happens in MMA, when there’s smoke, there’s usually fire.