UFC 162: Mark Munoz vs. Tim Boetsch Preview

By Jeremy Green
Tim Boetsch UFC
Gary A Vasquez-USA Today Sports

UFC 162 features a compelling middleweight bout between heavy hitters Mark Munoz and Tim Boetsch. Both will be looking to move up the ladder in hopes of a title shot, which will be defended by Anderson Silva against Chris Weidman on the same night. Both fighters have knockout power in their hands, making this an explosive bout that has Knockout Of The Night written all over it.

Coming into this bout, Boetsch sports an overall record of 16-5. He has defeated some quality opponents, such as Hector Lombard, Yushin Okami and Kendall Grove.  He will be looking to get back to his winning ways at UFC 162, which has a lot of implications if he can win in decisive fashion. He is always known for his wrestling and has been able to overpower his opponents since dropping down from the light heavyweight division.

Munoz comes into this bout with an overall record of 12-3. He holds notable wins over Chris Leben, Demian Maia and Aaron Simpson. Just like Boetsch, Munoz is known for his wrestling credentials and has some of the most brutal ground-and-pound in the middleweight division. He has even trained with Silva and got the  better of the exchanges in terms of the wrestling department.

Both fighters need a win desperately if they want to remain relevant in the division. And if the winner can impress, they may very well be coming up on a title shot. It should be an exciting bout as both fighters can end the fight both standing and on the ground. The key in this fight may come down to who can outlast the other in terms of conditioning.

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