At UFC 131, Mark Munoz edged out Demian Maia to become a serious contender in the middleweight division. At the same time, Maia showed much-improved striking and could become a threat again in the very near future.
Also, Chris Weidman and Nick Ring picked up important victories that could give them each a step up in competition. Neither fighter has made his way into the top 10 middleweights in the UFC, but they might be in the mix with a couple more wins.
Let's take a look at where Munoz and Maia stand after their back-and-forth chess match.