Garbrandt vs Munhoz is one more great fight of UFC 235. It’s the bantamweight (135 pounds) bout which will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both bantamweights will have a serious confrontation. Review our thoughts on this bout here below.
On 2nd of March, these fighters will meet at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt (11-2) is coming back from 2 straight losses to current UFC bantamweight champion – T.J. Dillashaw. At UFC 235 he will meet another great bantamweight, which won’t give Cody an easy fight – Pedro Munhoz (17-3).
Cody Garbrandt is a unique fighter. Back at the UFC 207 he defeated then-champion Dominick Cruz by decision and became the new UFC bantamweight champion of the world. “No Love” did that in spectacular fashion by dancing in the octagon, taunting Cruz and knocking down him several times in the fight. Then, at UFC 217 he met his former training partner, teammate T.J. Dillashaw. It was a lot of bad blood around this fight because both fighters hated each other. Cody got TKO’d in the second round and lost his belt and undefeated record. After that, he got a rematch at UFC 223 but circumstances were the same. Now Garbrandt is ready to roll again and earn shot at the title again.
American is a very fast and explosive fighter. He has real knockout power in his hands, that shows his impressive record – 9 out of 11 his career wins is by knockout. Also, he is very aggressive, but sometimes just too much, which is risky.
Pedro Munhoz has a strong run of six wins in his past 7 fights. Munhoz is coming off a first-round TKO against Bryan Caraway at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale. “The Young Punisher” has a good ground game, he naturally excels at top control, submissions and ground defense. Also, his takedown defense is good. Munhoz uses his sharp defense to repel attacks, then counter with takedowns. He has a great submission game. That shows his 9 wins out of 17 by submissions.
These fighters never met each other in the octagon.