Pedro Munhoz
The Young Punisher


Struggles to close the distance
June 8, 2019
Munhoz lost to Aljamain Sterling via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
Munhoz was expected to be the more technical striker in this fight. However, he really struggled to close the distance. As he waded through strikes he ate a lot of shots, and when he finally got into range he struggled to land. Sterling did not even need to use his wrestling to pick up this victory. Munhoz had won three-straight fights in the UFC going into this one, but now he has to go back to the drawing board.
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Will feature at UFC 238
April 5, 2019
Munhoz (suspension) will face Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238 in Chicago on June 8, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
Munhoz will be reinstated from suspension after UFC 235 when he inappropriately left the octagon too early following his knock-out defeat of Coby Gerbrandt. Both fighters will head to Chicago having won their past three bouts.
Suspended due to celebration
March 27, 2019
Munhoz has been suspended due to his celebrations following a win over Coby Gerbrandt at UFC 235, Steven Marrocco of reports.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to suspend the victor at UFC 235, who left the Octagon following his win and broke the rule forcing fighters to stay in the combat area. His suspension is expected to be temporary but will stay in place until he appears before the NSAC for a hearing. Munhoz, who has called for a shot at the vacant bantomweight title after winning three straight bouts, will need to do so before he's allowed back into a fight.
Finishes Cody Garbrandt in wild brawl
March 2, 2019
Munhoz defeated Cody Garbrandt via KO (punches) at 4:52 of Round 1 at UFC 235 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Munhoz now has a victory over a former UFC Bantamweight Champion under his belt. Garbrandt gave Pedro an opening and Munhoz (and his chin) busted through the door. Pedro did an excellent job of peppering Cody with calf kicks early on. With the two men seemingly on equal footing late in Round 1, Garbrandt decided to turn the fight into a wild brawl and it was Munhoz's chin that held up. It was just the fourth knockout victory of "The Young Punisher's" decade-long career. Munhoz is now 7-1 in his last eight bouts and he may very well have deserved a victory in the only setback (a split decision loss to John Dodson last March). Munhoz will be in a title-implicating bout his next time out.
Fighting in UFC 235
January 6, 2019
Munhoz has been booked to fight Cody Garbrandt in a bantamweight bout at UFC 235 in Las Vegas on March 2, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
Munhoz has been on a tear recently in the UCF, as he has won two fights in a row and six of his last seven. His most recent victory was a Round 1 TKO of Bryan Caraway at the The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale back in November, which improved his overall record to 17-3. His opponent, Garbrandt, will be taking part in his first fight since suffering a broken hand in August.
Achieves dominant victory
November 30, 2018
Munhoz defeated Bryan Caraway via TKO (body kick and punches) at 2:39 of Round 1 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in Las Vegas on Friday.
Munhoz came out swinging in this one, backing up Caraway and unloading hard shots in combination before a body kick closed the show. Munhoz tends to get overlooked in the stacked bantamweight division but he has a blitzing style, throws hard and is a consummate finisher on the ground, making him a tough out for any fighter. He improves to 17-3 with one no-contest in professional MMA as a result of the victory.