Mark Munoz replaces Clint Hester for UFC FN 66; confirms final bout of career
Mark Munoz has dropped three straight fights, all in the first round, with his most recent loss to Roan Carneiro at UFC 184. “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” announced that his fight against Luke Barnatt at UFC Fight Night 66 will be his last appearance in mixed martial arts competition.
Munoz (13-6) turned 37 years of age last month, and has struggled with losses in four of his last five fights, being stopped in all four losses to Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Gegard Mousasi, and Roan Carneiro. Munoz said regardless of the outcome, it is time to retire.
UFC Fight Night 66 will take place in Manila, Philippines on May 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
Munoz was born in Japan, however, both of his parents are Filipino, so his final fight can be a homecoming of sorts.
Clint Hester was scheduled to fight Barnatt, but had to withdraw from competition due to injury. Munoz was ready to retire after his loss in UFC 184, but this opportunity to fight in the Philippines was hard to pass up.
Munoz had his first fight in the UFC back in March of 2009 in a loss to Matt Hamill. It was the first loss of his career. He has compiled an 8-6 record in the UFC overall.
Good luck in retirement and with the fight Mark.