Munoz vs. Simpson rumored for UFC 123

by Damon Martin | source: mmaweekly.com
 

A middleweight bout between two of the most decorated wrestlers in the UFC is in the works for UFC 123 in Detroit as former NCAA champion Mark Munoz returns to action to face former Arizona State All-American Aaron Simpson.

The bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight, and verbal agreements have been made by the competitors for the middleweight match-up.

After dropping down to the middleweight division in 2009, Mark Munoz (8-2) had put together an impressive string of victories including a crushing performance over former "Ultimate Fighter" winner Kendall Grove at UFC 112.

It looked as if Munoz was pushing towards contender status when he ran into Yushin Okami in his last fight. Known for being a tough fight for anyone in the middleweight division, Okami was able to subdue Munoz's wrestling, and get the better of the California fighter and win a decision.

Now looking to get back on track, Munoz will face an old friend and fellow wrestler in Aaron Simpson.

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Peckerwood site profile image  

9/15/10 12:36 PM by Peckerwood

Oklahoma v ArizonaBoth guys have awesome conditioning.

Poindexter site profile image  

9/15/10 8:48 AM by Poindexter

 Great effin fight.

frontrowbrian site profile image  

9/15/10 8:34 AM by frontrowbrian

 I believe these two competed on the freestyle circuit at the same time. Not sure if they wrestled each other though

fabes site profile image  

9/15/10 8:32 AM by fabes

Like that matchup a lot.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

9/15/10 7:00 AM by NorthFromHere

Wasn't Simpson very sick in a hospital just few weeks ago?

purist site profile image  

9/15/10 6:35 AM by purist

Great fight! I was just wondering whether Simpson had anything lined up. I'll be rooting for him against Munoz.

allforroy site profile image  

9/14/10 10:47 PM by allforroy

Great fight. Simpson gets back in form before Munoz in this one.

jjj2121 site profile image  

9/14/10 10:43 PM by jjj2121

 Aaron can box, Mark gets pounded on the feet.  This isn't going to end well if A-Train doesn't gas.

Peckerwood site profile image  

9/14/10 10:42 PM by Peckerwood

I think Munoz is prolly the favorite but i agree stylistically this is a tought fight for Mark (and Aaron).

jjj2121 site profile image  

9/14/10 10:35 PM by jjj2121

 I think this is an awful stylistic matchup for Munoz.