Mark Munoz vs. Demian Maia in the works for UFC 131 in JunePosted on March 11, 2011, 10:56 PM by Joey Santosus
A middleweight showdown between top contenders Demian Maia and Mark Munoz is reportedly in the works for UFC 131 in June.
MMAMainia.com confirmed the match-up was in the works earlier today.
Munoz (10-2) has quietly climbed the ranks of the division, most recently knocking out All-American wrestler C.B. Dollaway just 54 seconds into their UFC on Versus 3 match-up. The win improved his mark to 5-2 with the promotion, which includes victories over Ryan Jensen, Kendall Grove and Aaron Simpson. His last defeat came against current number one contender Yushin Okami, who was able to outpoint Munoz en-route to a split decision victory last August.
Maia (14-2), meanwhile, scored five straight submission victories with the promotion before his streak was interrupted by a knockout loss to Nate Marquardt at UFC 102. In the time since, the Brazilian has won three of his last four, with his only loss coming by unanimous decision against division Champion Anderson Silva.
While not officially announced, UFC 131 is set to take place June 11th from the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event will be headlined by TUF 13 coaches Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos, who will go head to head to determine the next Heavyweight title contender.