Mark Munoz entered the Octagon at UFC 138 in England and proved once again why he is a legitimate contender in the middleweight division.
"The Filipino Wrecking Machine" dominated action early by imposing his will on Chris Leben via vicious ground strikes.
Munoz was declared victorious as Leben could no longer continue after Round 2, due to an eye injury.
The up-and-coming middleweight has now won four consecutive fights and seven of his last eight.
Many fans may feel that Munoz is now worthy of a title shot, while others still have their concerns.
The following slides display four fights that Mark Munoz could take next.
Let's take a look.
Michael Bisping and Jason Miller will square off at the Ultimate Fighter 14 Season Finale on December 3rd to determine who further advances in their fight careers.
And, a win for either fighter could very well lead them to none other than Munoz.
With the middleweight division so closely knit, it's possible Munoz could be fighting the winning coach of TUF in early 2012.
Despite being manhandled at UFC 136 in his loss to Chael Sonnen, Brian Stann remains one of the top middleweights in the UFC today.
Many fans across the globe feel that Stann vs. Munoz would be an instant "fight of the year" candidate.
Both Stann and Munoz are two of the hardest hitters in the 185-pound weight class and enjoy imposing their will with some heavy ground-and-pound.
A little over a year ago, Munoz took the Octagon to square off with Yushin Okami at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko.
With the conclusion of the fight, Munoz and Okami headed to the judges' scorecards and Okami declared the victor via split decision.
It was the first lost for Munoz since March '09 and talks of a rematch surfaced almost immediately.
While it's likely the world's greatest fighter, Anderson Silva, will take on Chael Sonnen in early 2012, it's not too late to consider Munoz for this opportunity.
Even if Sonnen were to receive his much-desired rematch, it could still be Munoz's next fight, depending on how long he takes between fights.
Munoz could cause Silva problems, as he is one of the more vicious ground-and-pound strikers in the UFC today.