When Michael Bisping fell to an eye injury, UFC Fight Night 30 needed a new opponent for Mark Munoz. The final decision was for Munoz to take on teammate Lyoto Machida. Though they know each other, Munoz still has a few tricks planned.
“I taught him some stuff and he taught me some stuff,” said Munoz on The MMA Hour. “For the most part, we were training together. I brought some insight to wrestling and he brought some insight to striking. Yeah, it goes both ways, but I feel I taught him more than he taught me.”
Munoz returned to the Octagon this year and defeated Tim Boetsch. It was his first win since a loss to future middleweight champion Chris Weidman. Munoz is now 8-3 for the UFC.
Machida is making the drop from light heavyweight. Since dropping the belt, he’s had trouble gaining momentum and comes from a split-decision that went to Phil Davis.
UFC Fight Night 30 is October 26 and comes from England’s Phones 4u Arena. Stay with FightLine for news leading to the card, play-by-play and the aftermath.