UFC Manila: Munoz V Barnatt Added!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015  |  Carl

SOURCE: www.mmaweekly.com

The UFC is making its Filipino debut with a fight card that is already top heavy for a Fight Night event, but the promotion has added a couple more bouts to the line-up.

A key middleweight bout between “The Filipino Wrecking Machine,” Mark Munoz, and lanky Brit Luke Barnatt was the key announcement.

13-Mark-Munoz-UFC-162-weigh-750Munoz (13-6) recently returned to the Octagon at UFC 184 following a nine-month injury induced layoff. His return only continued a rough patch for the once promising 185-pounder, as he was choked unconscious by Roan Carneiro.

Munoz has now lost three consecutive bouts and four of his last five over the past three years. He is in dire need of a victory and would certainly like to do so in front the home country of his parents.

Barnatt (8-2) recently lost his spot on the UFC Fight Night 63 slated for April 4 when his opponent, Clint Hester, had to withdraw due to an injury. UFC officials were unable to secure a suitable replacement, so Barnatt will instead take the trip to the Philippines to fight Munoz.

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