UK’s Luke Barnatt to face Mark Munoz at UFC MANILA May 16th

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.


UFC Fight Night Manila Munoz vs Barnatt
UFC Fight Night Manila
Munoz vs Barnatt


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.



Anderson Silva (33-6 MMA, 16-2 UFC), a former Strikeforce welterweight champion, and ex-UFC middleweight champion.  Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), will meet in a 185 lb (middleweight) Superfight, which headlines UFC 183 this Saturday, 31st January at the Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Avenue.

UFC on DISH, Scott Patrick sat down with Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz, to discuss their much-anticipated middleweight bout. Anderson Silva is looking to come back from two losses, and a shocking leg injury against middleweight champ, Chris Weidman. Meanwhile Nick Diaz will be looking for his middleweight debut Win, against arguably the best MMA fighter of all time.

Video Credit: UFC on DISH