Mark Munoz vs. Gegard Mousasi
We’ve reached the main event, as middleweights Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi square off.
Munoz (13-4) is coming off a knockout loss to Lyoto Machida last October, and he is now 1-2 in his last three. The win came over Tim Boetsch, while the loss was in 2012 to current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.
Mousasi (34-4-2) is a former Strikeforce and DREAM champion, who also lost to Machida in his most recent fight. The defeat snapped a seven-fight unbeaten streak for “The Dreamcatcher.”
Round 1: Munoz comes right out and shoots for a pair of takedowns, but Mousasi catches him with a right. Munoz powers through it and picks him up with a huge double-leg. Too much takedown, though, and Mousasi gets high and out. Munoz catches him with a left jab. Munoz tries for another takedown and gets reversed by Mousasi, who switches to side control. Mousasi takes his back now and is hammering with lefts and rights. Munoz surrenders his back with just over a minute left and Mousasi has locked in a rear-naked choke. Munoz quickly taps and Mousasi has the win.
Gegard Mousasi def. Mark Munoz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:57 of Round 1