Muñoz (12-2), known as “The Filipino Wrecking Machine,” defeated Chris Leben at UFC®138: Leben vs. Muñoz on Nov. 5 in Birmingham, England. His win by technical knockout (TKO) in the second round marks his fourth consecutive victory in the last 12 months.
The 33-year-old launched his professional fighting career in 2008 at WEC 34 where he defeated Chuck Grigsby via TKO. He made his UFC debut on March 7, 2009 where he has a 7-2 record including his recent victory. He’s also defeated Demian Maia, CB Dolloaway and Arron Simpson.
The events kick off an exciting UFC weekend that includes UFC®139: Shogun vs. Henderson Nov. 19 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. That night, XYIENCE team athlete Wanderlei Silva faces Cung Le in a middleweight bout.
Muñoz is an acclaimed collegiate wrestler and former NCAA Division I national champion whose skills have earned him the reputation as one of the top wrestlers in MMA. Holding a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Oklahoma State University alumnus is also a two-time All-American, two-time Big 12 Conference champion and a silver medalist in the 1998 Junior World Championships.
In addition to his athletic accomplishments, while earning a bachelor’s degree in Health Science at OSU, Munoz was a two-time Academic All American, three-time Dean's List Honoree and four-time Academic All-Big 12. He is currently working towards a master’s degree in Kinesiology/
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