|Chris Leben Photo By Tracy Lee|
Munoz vs Leben was an excellent showcase of wrestling mixed in with power punching. The fight gruelingly went back and forth with both fighters having their moments. Unfortunately for Leben, Munoz came into this fight with better wrestling and the more powerful punches. While Leben was able to to match Munoz in the first round, Munoz superior wrestling ability wore Leben down.
Leben took some hard punches to his left eye area. The ref asked if he could see and wanted to continue and Leben bravely came out to face Munoz in the second round. In the second round, Munoz clearly began to take over the fight with his wrestling, conditioning and power punching. Leben put up a good fight mixing in power punching of his own, but the damage Munoz put on his eye was too much.
Leben had a large visible cut above his eye and couldn't see between rounds which prompted the fight to be stopped before starting round. The stoppage gave Munoz a TKO victory and propells him to the front of the line for a title shot at 185 lbs.
Here are the full results for UFC 138.
UFC 138 Main Card Results:
Mark Munoz defeated Chris Leben via TKO (corner’s stoppage) after round 2.
Renan Barao defeated Brad Pickett via rear naked choke submission in round 1.
Thiago Alves defeated Papy Abedi via rear naked choke submission in round 1.
Anthony Perosh defeated Cyrille Diabate via rear naked choke submission in round 2.
Terry Etim defeated Edward Faaloloto via guillotine choke submission in round 1.
UFC 138 Preliminary Fight Card Results:
John Maguire defeated Justin Edwards via unanimous decision.
Philip De Fries defeated Rob Broughton via unanimous decision.
Michihiro Omigawa defeated Jason Young via unanimous decision.
Che Mills defeated Chris Cope via TKO (knee) in round 1.
Chris Cariaso defeated Vaughan Lee via split decision.