UFC 166 just ended, and we are just six days away from the next event. UFC Fight Night 30 is headlined by a middleweight fight between Mark Munoz and Lyoto Machida. The event will be held in England for only the second time in 2013.
Lyoto Machida is making his middleweight debut after dropping down from the light heavyweight division. Since winning the Light Heavyweight title at UFC 98, Machida has gone 4-4 in the division leading to his drop to 185. Machida will look to make a statement against #5 ranked middleweight in the world, Mark Munoz.
Munoz is coming off a dominant decision victory over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162 after a long layoff. Munoz was originally scheduled to face Englishman Michael Bisping before Bisping had to pull out due to a significant eye injury. Machida stepped up on short notice to make his debut against Munoz.
The co-main event of the evening is sure to bring fireworks as well. Ross Pearson and Melvin Guillard will throw down in a lightweight battle. Pearson is currently on a two fight win streak since returning to lightweight. Pearson finished both of those fights. Guillard is coming off a vicious KO victory over Mac Danzig.
Here is the rest of the card from Manchester:
Main Card on Fox Sports 2 (3 PM ET)
Lyoto Machida vs. Mark Munoz
Ross Pearson vs. Melvin Guillard
Jimi Manuwa vs. Ryan Jimmo
Norman Parke vs. Jon Tuck
Alessio Sakara vs. Nicholas Musoke
John Lineker vs. Phil Harris
Preliminary Card or Facebook (12 PM ET)
Al Iaquinta vs. Piotr Hallmann
Luke Barnatt vs. Andrew Craig
Rosi Sexton vs. Jessica Andrade
Andy Ogle vs. Cole Miller
Jim Hettes vs. Robert Whiteford
Bradley Scott vs. Michael Kuiper