UFC Middleweight Mark Munoz Ready to Make it Reign

Written by Tom Ngo
March 10th, 2010

Although Mark Munoz is preparing to face the toughest test of his young mixed martial arts career when he meets Kendall Grove at “UFC 112: Invincible,” the former All-American wrestler is simultaneously working on another challenge that will help set up life after MMA.

With less than five weeks before his April 10th scrap with Grove, Munoz will be hosting the grand opening for Reign Training Center in Lake Forest, California this Saturday, March 13th. Although the timing for the launch isn’t ideal, the former Oklahoma State wrestler feels it’s time to make his own physical fitness imprint.

“The concept behind Reign is to educate individuals to acquire the discipline needed to attain their goals – whether that is someone looking to learn self defense, maintain good physical fitness, or is currently involved in athletics and needs to “reign” in their training regimen,” Munoz told 5thRound.com of his new baby.

Joining Munoz in this weekend’s star-studded event are long-time friends and MMA superstars Urijah Faber and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, as well as up-and-comers Joseph Benavidez and Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal.

“What my friends Urijah and Antonio bring to this event is the opportunity for guests to talk one on one with these athletes about how they’ve trained to handle their challenges and to see them in action. Combined with other stunts and performances, I can guarantee everyone in the family will have fun and walk away with some information they can apply in their lives,” Munoz added.

Also in attendance will be Strikeforce middleweight Jason “Mayhem” Miller, former UFC fighter Renato “Babulu” Sobral, Ryron Gracie of the legendary Gracie family and motocross stunt rider Eric Whitcomb.

The 7,000 square-foot facility is designed for professional and amateur athletes, as well as those who wish to lose weight, build muscle and increase their athletic abilities. In addition, the state-of-the-art gym offers specialized self-defense classes in wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, kickboxing, and boxing.

The RTC is outfitted with kickboxing bags, large mat space, a boxing ring, a mixed martial arts cage, as well as top of the line treadmills, stairmasters, elliptical machines and a spacious weight room to help athletes achieve the highest levels of success.


Saturday, March 13th between 1PM -5PM
1:00pm Grand Opening Begins
2:15pm Media Opportunity with Mark Munoz
2:45pm Mark Munoz Returns to Schedule of Events
5:00pm Grand Opening Event Concludes


22600 Lambert Street (Building F – Suite 1201)
Lake Forest, California 92630

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