Mark Munoz Draws Demian Maia at UFC 131 in Vancouver

March 11, 2011
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Mark Munoz and CB Dollaway at UFC Versus 3

Mark Munoz and CB Dollaway at UFC Versus 3

No rest for the weary when it comes to UFC matchmaking.

Fresh off the heels of his first round knockout of C.B. Dollaway, Mark Munoz has already been lined up for his next fight as he faces Demian Maia in a middleweight bout at UFC 131 in Vancouver.

Sources close to the bout confirmed the booking with MMAWeekly.com on Friday. MMAMania.com first reported the bout.

Munoz (10-2) has won his last two bouts in a row and is 5-1 overall since dropping down to 185lbs. The former NCAA champion also took time to open his own gym, the Reign Training Center, and has found a new comfort level in the middleweight division.

After facing two equally strong wrestlers in his last two fights, now Munoz gets a grappler to the highest pedigree in the sport.

Demian Maia (14-2) is known throughout the world as one of the most dangerous jiu-jitsu artists in the sport. Maia is also on a two fight win streak picking up victories over Kendall Grove and Mario Miranda.

The middleweight clash will likely make the televised broadcast for the UFC 131 show going down in Vancouver, headlined by Brock Lesnar facing Junior Dos Santos in the main event.


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  • Frye557

    Good fight for Munoz. Stuff the take-downs with relative ease (if Silva could stop them, Munoz definitely can), and finish him on the feet. Munoz via KO/TKO round 2.