Munoz has suffered an elbow injury and will be unable to face
Sonnen at UFC on Fox
2, UFC President Dana White announced Tuesday via Twitter.
Stepping in for the injured “Filipino Wrecking Machine” is surging
Bisping, who now finds himself one fight away from a title shot
against UFC champ and pound-for-pound king Anderson
UFC on Fox 2 takes place Jan. 28 and marks the first of four
planned live UFC events on Fox’s flagship network in 2012.
Emanating from the United Center in Chicago, the show will be
headlined by a No. 1 contender’s bout showcasing elite light
Evans and Phil
Bisping (Pictured) had initially been slated to square off with
Maia at the event, but the Brazilian is now left without a foe.
It is currently unknown if Maia will still compete on the card
against a different opponent. Bisping, 32, has won four straight
fights, most recently knocking out former Strikeforce talent
Miller at “The Ultimate Fighter 14” finale in December.
A former UFC and WEC title challenger, 34-year-old Sonnen returned
to the cage in October after serving a suspension handed down by
the California State Athletic Commission. Sonnen reentered the
Octagon 14 months after testing positive for elevated levels of
testosterone in his failed August 2010 title bid against Silva,
submitting Brian Stann
with an arm-triangle choke at UFC 136.