Multiple sources MMAjunkie.com spoke to on Wednesday said Mark Munoz is under intense consideration to face Grove at the event, expected for April 10 in Abu Dhabi at a stadium to be constructed.
This is a solid match up that would feature Munoz's evolution from a one dimensional wrestler against the length and well roundedness of Kendall Grove. Munoz is coming of an impressive win over Ryan Jensen at UFC 108 in which he was able to finish Jensen in the first round. Whereas, Grove is coming off a must win fight where he submitted an excellent wrestler in Jake Rosholt at UFC 106. Munoz is a former light heavyweight who moved down to the middleweight division after suffering the first defeat of his career via KO againt Matt Hamill at UFC 96. He has since won his two fights as a middleweight. Who do you like in this one if it comes to fruition?