It’s unfortunate in general when a competitor has to be replaced on short notice but, likewise, it’s also hard to complain when the situation produces a match-up like Machida/Munoz. It’s the type of tilt that could go the distance with a closely-contested decision or one ending in the opening round of action. Munoz’s blend of wrestling and one-punch power have given plenty of opponents trouble before, but then again he only has three weeks to prepare for one of the most unique fighters on the entire roster. Throw in the fact Machida is finally moving down to 185 pounds where he feels he’s better suited weight-wise, not to mention the contendership implications involved, and you’ve got a “must see” scrap on the radar.
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