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Mark ‘Filipino Wrecking Machine’ Munoz wins mixed martial arts fight

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LAS VEGAS—Mark “Filipino Wrecking Machine” Munoz won a mixed martial arts (MMA) undercard fight by unanimous decision over Tim Boetsch on July 6.

Munoz and Boetsch are two of the top ten contenders in the UFC middleweight class.

Mark was born in a US military base in Japan to Rodolfo Munoz of Pasay City and Imelda Kenery of Santa Ana, Manila.

The family relocated to Vallejo, California, in 1980, when Mark was two years old. Mark had his first MMA fight in July 17, 2007.

Munoz’s love of athletics began at a very young age, his main focus being football. However, when he was a sophomore in high school, he suffered from an injury that prevented him from playing the sport. So he took up mixed martial arts.


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Tags: Mixed Martial Arts , MMA , UFC

  • John Sulayman

    This is late news Inquirer..

    • p00rd0y

      late, kasi sa facebook lang eto nila nakita…. hehehehhe

  • Bryan Rodis

    What martial arts?

    In high school, Muñoz was a two-time California State Wrestling Champion at 189 pounds for Vallejo High School, Asics First Team All American and the 1996 NHSCA National High School Champion.

    As a collegian at Oklahoma State University, Muñoz captured two Big 12 titles and earned back-to-back All-America honors at 197 pounds, including his NCAA title as a senior in 2001. He became the first Filipino American at the Division I Level to win a National Championship. He also made the NWCA All-Academic Team for three years and the Big 12 All-Academic squad for four. Additionally, Muñoz was a three-year member of the FILA Junior World Wrestling Team, earning the silver medal in 1998.

    • RalphGordon

      You got better info than the article itself, nice one.

  • Marx Louis Wang

    He was born in Japan, baka na naman angkinin niyo.

    • CmdrAdobo

      pwedeng angkinin he is proud of what he is. see his alias.

      ang hinding pwedeng angkining yung blood lang at no attachment sa atin.

    • ULIRANGMAMAYAN

      ..U GOK..! nka indicate na nga sa taas na FILIPINO.. at magulang nya both of them FILIPINOs…

      • Marx Louis Wang

        ugok ka lalo… hindi yan pinanganak bansa pilipinas kaya HUWAK KA NA SAKAY, IKAW MAKSUMIKAP, TAMAAAAAAADDDDDD!!!!

      • May_Baxasfa

        ikaw bayad ka buwis mo sa gobyerno pnas, intsik na smuggler at drug pusher!

    • May_Baxasfa

      bantayan nyo nga talaga, at aangkinin ‘to ng mga kadiring intsik! papakitaan pa kayo ng mga sinaunang dokumento (daw)–ang tunay na pangalan niya ma mon o, ginawa lang mark munoz ng mga basagulerong pnoy. mga intsik talaga, kadiri.

      • Marx Louis Wang

        oyyy!!! mas lalo ka kadiri!



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