John Heinis: The only reason anyone is watching this card, two versatile middleweights clash in what could be an unofficial number contender bout.
Both Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman were decorated wrestlers in college, but "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" prefers to pound his opponents into oblivion while "The All-American" favors submissions.
Munoz has rattled off four wins in a row, also victorious in seven of his past eight since dropping down to middleweight, with his sole loss being a close split-decision loss to Yushin Okami back in Aug. 2010.
A former Oklahoma State Cowboy, Munoz has some heavy hands, with his ground-and-pound being second to none to anyone else in the middleweight division.
However, his wrestling is a bit overrated due to his collegiate credentials (two-time All-American). Inside the cage, Munoz has a tendency to shoot from far away and telegraph his takedowns, something that could prove costly against Weidman.
Weidman, a product of the Serra-Longo Fight Team, showed his potential by defeating Demain Main at UFC on FOX 2, accepting the fight on less than two weeks notice.
The New Yorker has explosive takedowns and transitions seamlessly to submissions, which is why his striking is vastly underrated.
Honestly, I think Munoz is a little overrated (remember when he got taken down by Chris Leben?) which is why I'm going with the undefeated underdog in this one.
Chris Weidman via unanimous decision (30-27)
Andrew Saunders: Chris Weidman is a hot prospect who has well-rounded skills. His submission game is strong enough to earn two first-round stoppages against UFC athletes.
However, we have yet to see him square off against a high-level wrestler of Munoz's caliber.
Munoz has wrestled with some of the best, including a close battle with former contender Yushin Okami and a win over Aaron Simpson.
Neither of those men have Weidman's submission prowess, so it's hard to know what could happen once this fight hits the floor.
By far, this is one of the more intriguing stylistic matchups that the organization has had in a while. It's hard for me to predict Weidman, solely because we haven't seen him face anyone like Munoz in the past.
The two times that he took a fight with time for a proper camp, he finished his opponents in the first round. That's impressive stuff.
Munoz has some of the best ground-and-pound in the business, and I think that his wrestling is strong enough to get this fight to the floor. For that reason...
Mark Munoz wins via Round 3 TKO
Matt Juul: A battle of rising middleweight contenders, former college wrestling phenoms Mark Munoz and Chris Weidman will be an interesting main event bout.
Both fighters are known for their takedown skills, but where they truly differ is in the way they finish fights. Munoz has heavy hands and will look to force Weidman to stand and bang with him.
"The Filipino Wrecking Machine" has six career knockout wins and will look to exploit his young opponent on the feet.
Weidman will try to force this fight to the ground and utilize his submission skills. However, Munoz's takedown defense will be difficult to overcome.
In the end, Munoz will pick apart Weidman with strikes and serve the young middleweight his first career loss.
Mark Munoz via unanimous decision