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"The Filipino Wrecking Machine"

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Mark Munoz

Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz

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  • Name: Mark Munoz
  • Professional MMA Record: 13-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Filipino Wrecking Machine
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1978.02.09
  • Last Fight: May 31, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Reign MMA
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 71.0" (180cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $345,000 USD
  • Born: Yokosuka, Japan
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG  |  UFC.com
  • Fighting out of: Vallejo, California
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site
  • College: Oklahoma State University
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling

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One of the most decorated collegiate wrestlers competing in mixed martial arts, Mark Munoz won Big 12 titles along with back-to-back All-American honors wrestling for Oklahoma State University. He earned a Bachelors degree in Health Science while at OSU. He currently trains out of Kings MMA in Lake Forest, California. The Filipino Wrecking Machine is a veteran of the WEC and the UFC. In his thirteen wins, he has earned seven stoppages with six T/KOs.


Munoz made his professional MMA debut in 2007, quickly assembling five straight victories, including two wins in the WEC prior to joining the UFC in 2009 when Zuffa dissolved the larger weight classes in the WEC. Munoz then received a rude welcome into the world's top promotion, as Matt Hamill knocked him out in the first round  with a brutal head kick in his promotional debut. Following the loss to Hamill and a serious upgrade to his striking game, Munoz bounced back with victories over Nick Catone, Ryan Jensen and an impressive comeback win over Kendall Grove, proving that he does indeed belong with the best in the middleweight division. He would lose to Yushin Okami by Split Decision before going on a 4 fight streak win streak with wins over Aaron Simpson, C.B. Dolloway, Demian Maia and Chris Leben. He would then face upcoming prospect Chris Weidman but he would taste defeat again as Weidman hit him with vicious elbow finishing him in the 2nd round. 


After a year long layoff Munoz would return to a Unanimous Decision victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162 in which he looked to be in top form. He took on the elusive Lyoto Machida for his next fightin the main event of UFC Fight Night 30 but was quickly stopped by a head kick knockout in the first round.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:57 Round 1 of 5
Gegard Mousasi
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC Fight Night 41: Munoz vs. Mousasi
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2014.05.31
Odds: +235 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
UFC Fight Night 41 Performance of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:10 Round 1 of 5
Lyoto Machida
Ref: Leon Roberts
UFC Fight Night 30: Machida vs. Munoz
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.10.26
Odds: +300 Moderate Underdog | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
#20 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC Fight Night 30 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Michael Bisping UFC UFN 30 2013.10.26
Reason: Bisping Eye Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Tim Boetsch
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2013.07.06
Odds: +105 Near Even | Disclosed Pay: $84,000 ($42K Base, $42K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO
1:37 Round 2 of 5, 6:37 Total
Chris Weidman
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC on FUEL TV 4: Munoz vs. Weidman
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2012.07.11
Odds: +125 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
#71 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#4 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
UFC on FUEL TV 4 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Chael Sonnen UFC on FOX 2 2012.01.28
Reason: Munoz Elbow Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Injury
5:00 Round 2 of 5, 10:00 Total
Chris Leben
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz
Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.11.05
Odds: -255 Moderate Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Demian Maia
Ref: Jerin Valel
UFC 131: Carwin vs. Dos Santos
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.06.11
Odds: -150 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $60,000 ($30K Base, $30K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
Walkout Music: E-40 feat. Keak da Sneak - Tell Me When to Go
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
0:54 Round 1 of 3
C.B. Dollaway
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs Kampmann
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2011.03.03
Odds: -190 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 186.0 lbs
#46 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Aaron Simpson
Ref: Mark Fennell
UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.11.20
Odds: -130 Slight Favorite | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Yushin Okami
Ref: John McCarthy
UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs. Matyushenko
Co-Main Event | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.08.01
Odds: +175 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $22,000 Base | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:50 Round 2 of 3, 7:50 Total
Kendall Grove
Ref: Marc Goddard
UFC 112: Invincible
Main Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.04.10
Odds: -163 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
#34 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
#25 Greatest Middleweight MMA Fight of All Time
UFC 112 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Punches
2:30 Round 1 of 3
Ryan Jensen
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 108: Evans vs Silva
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2010.01.02
Odds: -373 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $32,000 ($16K Base, $16K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
Walkout Music: E-40 feat. Keak da Sneak - Tell Me When to Go
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Nick Catone
Ref: Yves Lavigne
UFC 102: Couture vs. Nogueira
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs
2009.08.29
Odds: -231 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs
Walkout Music: E-40 feat. Keak da Sneak - Tell Me When to Go
Loss | KO/TKO | Kick
3:53 Round 1 of 3
Matt Hamill
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC 96: Jackson vs. Jardine
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2009.03.07
Odds: +148 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 204.5 lbs
UFC 96 Knockout of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:26 Round 1 of 3
Ricardo Barros
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
WEC 37: Torres vs Tapia
Preliminary Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.12.03
Odds: -675 Huge Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $20,000 ($10K Base, $10K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 1 of 3
Chuck Grigsby
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver
Main Card | Light Heavyweight | 205 lbs
2008.06.01
Odds: -318 Moderate Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $16,000 ($8K Base, $8K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 205.5 lbs
Win | Decision | Unanimous Tony Rubalcava Palace Fighting Championship 2007.10.18
Win | Decision | Unanimous Mike Pierce Gladiator Challenge 2007.09.22
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Austin Achorn Palace Fighting Championship 2007.07.19

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