It is being reported Mark Munoz will resume his climb up the middleweight ladder when he meets Yushin Okami at “UFC on Versus 2.”
MMAWeekly.com confirmed the 185-pound scrap with sources close to the situation on Wednesday afternoon.
Munoz owns a dominant 8-1 professional record and will be riding a three-fight winning streak into the Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Filipino posted a dramatic 2ndRound come-from-behind TKO victory over former “The Ultimate Fighter” winner Kendall Grove at UFC 112 last month.
At 24-5, Okami owns one of the most impressive resumes in the middleweight division. The Japanese fighter has been on the cusp of title contention before, however fell short in a unanimous decision loss to Rich Franklin in 2007, then again to Chael Sonnen at UFC 104.
The event has not been officially announced by the organization, however it’s heavily rumored the show will take place on Sunday, August 1st in Utah.