Mark Munoz Headed to the UFC in ‘09

Mark Munoz. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.

Former Oklahoma State University standout wrestler Mark Munoz has joined the list of fighters that will be making the jump from World Extreme Cagefighting to the UFC when the Zuffa-owned organization abolishes its middleweight and light heavyweight classes at the end of this year.

HDNet reporter Ron Kruck confirmed Munoz’s move during last Friday evening’s episode of “Inside MMA” on the digital cable channel. WEC fighters Steve Steinbeiss and Nissen Osterneck are also reportedly rumored to be heading to the UFC in the near future.

Munoz, a part-time training partner of former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, picked up his fifth professional victory at WEC 37 on December 3, stopping Palace Fighting Championship veteran Ricardo Barros in the first round via TKO. The win allowed Munoz to remain undefeated thus far in his professional career.

Prior to his win over Barros, Munoz was victorious in his WEC debut back in June, scoring a first-round stoppage of Chuck Grigsby. Munoz was scheduled to take on Steve Steinbeiss prior to the postponement of September’s WEC 36, which was rescheduled for November 5, but was forced off the card with a knee injury.

HT: MMA Junkie


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