The February 28th bout, which will take place at L.A.’s Staples Center, was announced on the latest “UFC Minute”.
Munoz has been finished in three of his last four fights now, however, all of the defeats have come against the best of the best. In 2012, he was KO’d by middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and then following his decision win over Tim Boetsch, Munoz was knocked out by Lyoto Machida last October (you may remember the nasty headkick).
Magalhaes, on the other hand, has been busy putting a lot of distance between himself and his decision loss to Buddy Roberts, which took place in his 2012, UFC debut. Since the defeat, “Hellboy” has gone on to defeat Karlos Vemola, Nick Ring, Luke Zachrich and most recently Tim Smith. The last two victories were via stoppage.
So, that’s a big fight, as the #14 ranked Munoz is looking to remain in the top 15 ranks, while Magalhaes could secure a spot in them if defeats “The Filipino Wrecking Machine.”
UFC 184 will also feature Weidman throwing down with Vitor Belfort, and bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey battling Cat Zingano.