Pedro Munhoz Returns Against Chris Gutierrez on April 15th

Pedro Munhoz Returns Against Chris Gutierrez on April 15th

By Abdullah Ouazri
Friday, January 20, 2023, 9 days ago

Pedro Munhoz vs. Chris Gutierrez goes down on April 15th at an undisclosed location outside the UFC Apex, Per Carlos Contreras Legaspi.

This fight takes place in the Bantamweight (135 lbs) division.

Pedro Munhoz holds a professional record of 19-7-0 (9-7-0 2 NC UFC) and is currently ranked #9. His notable wins include Jimmie Rivera, Rob Font, and Cody Garbrandt.

Chris Gutierrez holds a professional record of 19-3-2 (7-1-1 UFC) and is currently ranked #12. His notable wins include Frankie Edgar, Danaa Batgerel, and Andre Ewell.

Official odds have not yet been released.

After suffering a 2-fight losing streak to legends Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz, Pedro Munhoz was on track to getting back in the win column vs. Sean O'Malley back at UFC 276. He was up on the scorecards before an accidental eye poke left him with retinal detachment and forced an end to the bout, ruling it a no-contest. Munhoz is a devastating striker most well known for his fast hands and ripping leg kicks, but he has a vastly underrated Jiu-Jitsu game, with 9 of his 19 wins coming by submission.

Chris Gutierrez pays respect to Frankie Edgar. Credits to: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Gutierrez pays respect to Frankie Edgar. Credits to: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Like the aforementioned, Chris Gutierrez is also known for terrorizing his division with leg kicks. He is one of the few people in UFC history to finish a fight with them. Undefeated in his last eight fights, Gutierrez ended his last two with vicious knockouts in the form of a spinning back fist against Danaa Batgerel and a clean KO knee over Frankie Edgar. He has entered the prime of his career and plans to be the division's future.

Two of the best strikers in their division are going at it in front of fans. Let us know your prediction in the comments below.

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