UK middleweight, Luke Barnatt has a new opponent in that of ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Mark Munoz after learning that his original opponent Clint Hester was out injured with a broken foot for their bout at UFC Fight Night MANILA on May 16th.
Barnatt (8-2, UFC 3-2) who is a former TUF standout, was first pick for Team Sonnen and is currently one of the top prospects in the middleweight division, he will also be looking to get back into the win column after dropping two close split decision losses against Sean Strickland and Roger Narvaez.
Munoz (13-6, UFC 8-6) had been vocal from the start that he wished to be included on this Manila card as soon as it was announced, although recently dropping a loss to Roan Carnerio on UFC 184. Munoz will have all the motivation he needs to be getting back into the win column.
UFC Fight Night Manila is headlined by the featherweight superfight between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber at the Mall of Asia Arena on May 16th.