UFC 138 Results: Mark Munoz and the Best Wrestlers in the MW Division
At UFC 138 Saturday, Mark Munoz got one step closer to a middleweight title shot.
Munoz used good wrestling and vicious ground-and-pound to stop Chris Leben via doctor's stoppage due to a cut.
Munoz is one of MMA's best wrestlers in a division lacking many dominant wrestlers.
Here's a look at some of the other top wrestlers in the middleweight division.
After struggling with the weight cut in the past, Anthony Johnson will finally make the move to the middleweight division.
Although Johnson has been known more for his striking, he was a JUCO national champion in 2004.
Johnson showed off his wrestling pedigree when he outwrestled Dan Hardy back in March.
At age 37, Aaron Simpson is one of MMA's late bloomers.
Simpson was an NCAA D-1 All-American wrestler at Arizona State in '96 and '98.
Although most of his wins have come by KO, Simpson still remains one of the divisions best wrestlers.
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Yushin Okami is Japan’s most successful UFC fighter.
He’s also one of the UFC’s best wrestlers.
Okami has trained with top wrestlers like Chael Sonnen and holds wins over Nate Marquardt, Mark Munoz and Alan Belcher.
Mark Munoz may have had a rough UFC start, but he has found a home in the middleweight division.
Munoz was a D-1 national champion for Oklahoma State back in '01.
Although wrestling is still his strongest suit, Munoz has KO power in his hands and could be the next threat to Anderson Silva's title.
Uncle Chael s not only one of the best wrestlers in the middleweight division, but all of MMA.
Sonnen was an NCAA D-1 All-American for Oregon, and his ground game nearly earned him a win against Anderson Silva.
The champ however, caught Sonnen late in Round 5 of their fight UFC 117 title fight.