Mark Munoz expected to face Michael Bisping in the Main Event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, and Lyoto Machida was expecting to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight For the Troops 3 on November 6.
However, a serious eye injury forced Bisping from the fight and Munoz will fight Lyoto Machida Saturday1
Both Munoz and Machida train at the Gracie Academy. After much deliberation, Ryron Gracie and Rener Gracie, sons of UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie. decided that they would each corner one fighter. Ryron will be in Mark's corner and Rener in Lyoto's corner.
This is believed to be the first time that brothers have had to coach opposite one another in a UFC fight.