Fans very well may have witnessed the beginning of the end of Munoz as a Top 10 middleweight over the weekend. While Munoz can absolutely hang with sloppy strikers who lack takedown defense, his chin simply can’t hold up to the onslaught of an upper-echelon boxer or kickboxer. His loss to Machida wasn’t unexpected but the way he crumpled to the canvas after half-blocking a head-kick was a bad sign in terms of his long-term prospects. After all, he’ll be 36 in February.
Every UFC event is an educational experience for all involved parties including those watching action unfold inside the Octagon. UFC Fight Night 30 was no exception, offering up lessons in the competitive prowess of the evening’s athletes, the state of MMA officiating, and a handful of other subjects. Here are five observations gleaned from the goings-on in Manchester… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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