Rising middleweights Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman will lock horns in a five-round main event at UFC on Fuel TV 4, promotion officials announced Tuesday night.

The 185-pound clash marks the first announced contest for the July 11 event, which will take place at a to-be-announced location.

Undefeated through eight professional contests, Weidman last competed Jan. 28, stepping in as an injury replacement at UFC on Fox 2 after Munoz withdrew from his co-headlining attraction with Chael Sonnen due to injury. Sonnen was then paired with Michael Bisping, who was initially slated to face Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia that night. Bisping’s promotion left the submission specialist without a foe until Weidman answered the call on just 11 days’ notice.

A former NCAA Division I wrestling standout at Hofstra University, Weidman, 27, debuted with the UFC just over one year ago, outpointing Alessio Sakara at UFC Live 3. Three more Octagon victories would follow for the two-time All-American, as Weidman finished Jesse Bongfeldt and Tom Lawlor before taking a unanimous decision from Maia in January.

Meanwhile, Munoz has not seen action since stopping Chris Leben this past November at UFC 138, a victory that extended his current winning streak to four fights. Another collegiate wrestling ace, Munoz won a national title at 197 pounds for Oklahoma State University in 2001. A two-time World Extreme Cagefighting veteran, Munoz has racked up a UFC record of 7-2 and has been beaten just once since cutting to 185 pounds, dropping a split decision to Yushin Okami in August 2010.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Robert Whittaker Sends Message to All Middleweights Out There

  • 29 days ago
  • 15 views

Rising UFC middleweight Robert Whittaker has a message for all middleweights; you're on his list of potential opponents. read news >>

Holly Holm Possible UFC on FOX 20 Headliner; Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza Announced

  • 22 days ago
  • 32 views

UFC on FOX 20 received a bout pitting Gilbert Melendez vs. Edson Barboza, and could also include Holly Holm and Anthony Johnson's next fights. read news >>

Watch Canelo Alvarez Destroy Amir Khan with This Stunning Right Hand

  • 18 days ago
  • 543 views

Canelo Alvarez put Amir Khan out cold in their headliner from Las Vegas. read news >>

Holly Holm vs. Valentina Shevchenko Official as UFC on FOX 20 Headliner

  • 18 days ago
  • 8 views

A women's bantamweight clash between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko will headline UFC on FOX 20. read news >>

Injury Forces Chris Weidman Out of UFC 199 Bout, Michael Bisping Willing to Step In

  • 9 days ago
  • 100 views

Chris Weidman is out of his rematch with Luke Rockhold at UFC 199, but Michael Bisping quickly let it be known that he is prepared to step in and take his place. read news >>

Chris Weidman Reportedly Pulls out of UFC 199 vs. Luke Rockhold Due to Injury

  • 9 days ago
  • 35 views

The most likely candidate may be Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, who needed only one round to knock out Vitor Belfort at UFC 198 on Saturday. Fighting in back-to-back months would be something of a Herculean read news >>

UFC 199 Free Fight: Luke Rockhold Takes the Title from Chris Weidman

  • 9 days ago
  • 29 views

Re-watch the thrilling fight from UFC 194 when Luke Rockhold took the middleweight belt from Chris Weidman. read news >>

Chris Weidman’s Open Letter to Fans, Explaining Severe Neck Injury

  • 8 days ago
  • 73 views

Chris Weidman on Wednesday penned an open letter to fans, posting it on Facebook, to explain the severe neck injury that forced him out of UFC 199. read news >>

Chris Weidman Reveals Neck Injury That Could Put Him Out 6 to 12 Weeks

  • 8 days ago
  • 19 views

News broke on Tuesday that Chris Weidman was out of UFC 199. On Wednesday, he revealed a serious neck injury that could put him out 6 to 12 weeks. read news >>

Michael Bisping Replaces Chris Weidman at UFC 199: Latest Comments, Reaction

  • 8 days ago
  • 30 views

UFC has found a replacement for the injured Chris Weidman at UFC 199, as Michael Bisping will challenge Luke Rockhold on June 4, per Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times. Per Jason Floyd of the MMA read news >>