|Matt Hamill||vs.||Mark Munoz
|The Hammer||Nickname||The Philippine Wrecking Machine|
No. 17 light heavyweight
No. 92 light heavyweight
Matt Hamill will fight Mark Munoz on Saturday night at UFC 96. The full preview is below.
Hamill says about Munoz: "It's going to be a war. ... I have fought wrestlers before but Mark has more technique in wrestling that will give me a challenge."
Munoz says about Hamill: "He's made a great name for himself in the UFC. I feel honored to fight Matt for my debut. But I've been training extremely hard for this fight, and I will come prepared for anyone who steps foot in the cage with me."
Why Hamill is favored: He's more experienced, better known and has faced much more difficult opposition over the course of his career.
Why Munoz could pull the upset: We don't know how good Munoz is because he hasn't fought anyone good enough to test him. He's probably a better pure wrestler than Hamill, and that makes him a different kind of opponent than Hamill is accustomed to fighting.
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Prediction: Hamill is bigger, stronger and has better stand-up and should earn a TKO win.