Munoz’s chin has been suspect for awhile and Machida offered up evidence as to why with a head-kick knockout despite “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” partially blocking the blow. The 35-year old probably saw any future hopes of a title-shot go out the window with the defeat but he can still be a player at 185 pounds. Alan Belcher would serve as an interesting adversary since he and Munoz are longtime UFC veterans who haven’t ever crossed paths in the cage, as would Michael Bisping who was supposed to mix it up with Munoz before an injury cost him his spot in the fight.
Eleven individuals came up short at UFC Fight Night 30 and are currently dealing with the hangover of defeat. In some cases, the losses were worse than others, coming in particularly pivotal pairings or involving eye-opening upsets. Meanwhile, lightweights Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson are also probably feeling a bit low after their bout was stopped due to damage from an accidental, illegal knee and ruled a No Contest. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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