Mark Munoz will be making his return to the Octagon in February.
The long-time UFC veteran, who has suffered back-to-back stoppage losses in the UFC, is scheduled to get back in action on Feb. 28 against Nova Uniao middleweight Caio Magalhaes at UFC 184 in Los Angeles. The UFC announced the match-up Thursday.
Stopped by Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi in his last appearances in the UFC, Munoz (13-5) looks for his first win since a unanimous decision victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162. With a 1-3 record in his past four bouts, "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" hasn’t won consecutive fights since 2011.
Magalhaes (9-1) aims for his fifth straight victory in the UFC. The Nova Uniao fighter, who lost to Buddy Roberts in his Octagon debut in 2012, is 4-0 since with three stoppages, including quick KO wins over Trevor Smith and Luke Zachrich.
UFC 184 takes place at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif., and is headlined by a pair of championship fights. In the main event, Chris Weidman faces Vitor Belfort, while Ronda Rousey defends her title against Cat Zingano.