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Mark Munoz vs. Lyoto Machida

October 3, 2013

One Gracie Brother in Each Corner!

Mark Munoz expected to face Michael Bisping in the Main Event of UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester, England, and Lyoto Machida was expecting to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight For the Troops 3 on November 6. However, a serious eye injury forced Bisping from the fight and Munoz is now scheduled to fight Lyoto Machida on October 26th! For those who don't know, both Munoz and Machida train at the Gracie Academy. After much deliberation, Ryron and Rener decided that they would each corner one fighter on October 26. Ryron will be in Mark's corner and Rener in Lyoto's corner. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that brothers have had to coach opposite one another in a UFC fight. Even though we are disheartened by the fact that our jiu-jitsu brothers will be facing off against one another, having one Gracie Brother in each corner should make for a VERY interesting chess match!