UFC 112: Mark Munoz Puts the Middleweight Division on Notice

Greg ParfittCorrespondent IApril 10, 2010

Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz continued his fine recent form since dropping down to the Middleweight division with a great come from behind win over Kendall Grove at UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

Munoz got caught by a nasty uppercut from Grove and had to battle through two deep submission attempts to survive the first round.

But in the second, Munoz got the fight where he wanted and proceeded to deliver some of the best ground and pound seen in the octagon for a while. A few hammer fists and big shots from the top lead to the referee stopping the fight at the 2:50 mark of the second round.

The win at UFC 112 means that Munoz is undefeated at Middleweight and is now riding a three fight win streak since dropping down from the Light-Heavyweight division.

A member of the famed Black house Team, Munoz is certainly at the right place to continue his improvement and really challenge at the top end of the Middleweight division.

Already a top level wrestler, he shows improved striking every fight and against Grove he once again showed that he has some of the most viscous, heavy ground and pound in the UFC.

With Chael Sonnen showing the way for what top level wrestlers can achieve, maybe the rest of the Middleweight Division will now take notice of "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" and start to fear his ground and pound.

UFC Middleweights have been served notice—do not let Munoz get you to the floor!