Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz staredown pic from UFC Fight Night 30 media open workouts in Manchester

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Lyoto Machida looks big for a middleweight, but will the cut down to 185 pounds help him or hurt him against the powerful wrestling of Mark Munoz?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its traditional media open workouts earlier today (Weds., Oct. 23, 2013) in advance of this weekend's UFC Fight Night 30 mixed martial arts (MMA) extravaganza, which is set to go down inside Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, on Sat., Oct. 26, 2013.

"Machida vs. Munoz," which will air right smack dab in the middle of the day on FOX Sports 2, will feature a middleweight main event between ex-UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida in his 185-pound debut against longtime division contender Mark Munoz.

See them come face-to-face below:

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Photo courtesy of ZUFFA LLC vis Getty Images.

Melvin Guillard and Ross Pearson will hook 'em up in the co-featured fight of the night to inch closer to lightweight legitimacy and things appeared to be rather cordial between the two strikers leading up to this weekend's bangfest across the pond.

See for yourself:

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Photo courtesy of ZUFFA LLC via Getty Images.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 30 card this Saturday (Oct. 26, 2013) right here, starting with the Facebook "Prelims" at 12:15 p.m. ET, right on through the FOX Sports 2-televised main card bouts at 3 p.m. ET.

See you then!

For more UFC Fight Night 30 news and notes be sure to check out our "Machida vs. Munoz" event archive right here.

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