Mark Munoz has fought friends before, so when the UFC informed the middleweight that Lyoto Machida was his new opponent there was no hesitation. Machida fills the role of an injured Michael Bisping.
“It’s an abrupt turn, and Machida has an unorthodox style that is difficult to duplicate, but at the same time, he’s never faced anyone who fights the way I do either,” said Munoz to Bleacher Report. “It goes both ways in this situation. I only have three weeks to prepare for him, but he only has three weeks to prepare for me as well.”
They will headline UFC Fight Night 30 from England.
Munoz returned in July with a decision over Tim Boetsch, following a year away from competition due to nagging injuries. Machida comes off a decision loss to Phil Davis and makes the cut from light heavyweight.
UFC Fight Night 30 is October 26 and comes from the Phones 4u Arena.