Mark Munoz knows he will be entering hostile territory this October when he faces Michael Bisping in England.
As a native of the country, “The Count” will be trying to improve to 25-5 when he meets Munoz (13-3) at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Munoz on October 26.
“I know Bisping has never lost in England – but he’s about to,” Munoz said. “I truly believe I will silence the crowd in Manchester.”
Munoz, coming off a victory over Tim Boetsch, fought in the United Kingdom a few years ago when he downed Chris Leben.
“I’m familiar with the jet lag, the time change and everything else,” he said. “(I) don’t feel I’m at any disadvantage.”
The only loss Munoz has suffered in his last six fights came at the hands of current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Bisping has won two of three, so this bout could go a long way in determining a future contender.
“This is a pivotal fight for both of us,” Munoz stated. “I see this fight as a contender fight.”