Mark Munoz, who was battling back from a horrific knockout loss to Weidman last year and a serious depression which caused him to go through a unbelievable physical transformation, dominated Tim Beotsch en route to an impressive decision victory.
"The Filipino Wrecking Machine" look as good as he ever has inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) cage and it paid off in the form of the biggest victory of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
During his yearlong layoff from the sport, Munoz became the forgotten man in the 185-pound division; however, people are once again starting to take notice after his brilliant performance at UFC 162.
The goal for essentially every fight in the sport is to one day became a world champion, and despite his age of 35, Munoz is no different and is already eyeing a future rematch with Weidman.
"You saw the real Mark Munoz tonight," Munoz said on the UFC 162 post-fight show on FUEL TV. "And having said that, I want that title. I want that belt and I think I can definitely beat Chris Weidman."
Weidman viciously knocked out Munoz at UFC on FUEL TV 4 in July 2012 in a fight that truly marked the beginning of Weidman's rise to stardom.
One year late, both men are on very different paths in the division, but if Munoz can string together a few more wins and Weidman can hold on to the belt, a rematch isn't entirely unrealistic.
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