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Pedro Henrique Lopes Munhoz[4] (born September 7, 1986) is a Brazilian mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the former Bantamweight Champion of Resurrection Fighting Alliance. As of January 28, 2019, he is #7 in official UFC Bantamweight ranking.[5]

Pedro Munhoz
Born (1986-09-07) September 7, 1986 (age 32)
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Nickname(s)The Young Punisher
ResidenceTorrance, California, United States
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Reach65 in (165 cm)[2]
Fighting out ofGardena, California, United States
TeamKings MMA (formerly)
American Top Team[3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2009–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout3
By submission9
By decision5
By decision3
No contests1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

A professional since 2009, Munhoz began his career competing in local promotions in his native São Paulo, Brazil before moving to the United States in 2011. He competed in several regional promotions across the United States, compiling an undefeated record and eventually became Resurrection Fighting Alliance bantamweight champion on August 16, 2013 after defeating notable veteran Jeff Curran by split decision.[6][7] Munhoz defended his title for the first time on January 24, 2014, defeating Billy Daniels via first round submission. After the victory over Daniels, Munhoz signed with the UFC in early February 2014.[8]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Munhoz made his promotional debut on February 22, 2014, as a short notice replacement for an injured Francisco Rivera and faced top contender Raphael Assunção at UFC 170.[9] Assunção defeated Munhoz via unanimous decision.[10]

Munhoz faced promotional newcomer Matt Hobar on May 31, 2014 at The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale.[11] Munhoz defeated Hobar via first round TKO.[12]

Munhoz faced Jerrod Sanders on October 4, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 54.[13] He won the fight via submission in the first round.[14] A few months later, it was revealed that Munhoz tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. Munhoz's camp requested testing documentation and didn't receive it until three months later. He said a review of the results by anti-doping specialist Paul Scott determined that his testosterone was not, in fact, elevated, coming in at 850 ng/mL, or on the high end of the normal range for men his age. He admitted to using two supplements allowed by the UFC that may have elevated his testosterone, but not outside the legal limit.[15] On November 4, 2015, Munhoz was suspended for one year retroactive to his fight due to testosterone metabolites of an exogenous origin and his win was changed to a no-contest.[16]

Munhoz faced Jimmie Rivera on November 7, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 77.[17] He lost the fight via split decision.[18]

Munhoz next faced Russell Doane on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[19] He won the fight via submission in the first round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[20][21]

Munhoz faced Justin Scoggins on November 19, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 100.[22] He won the bout submission in the second round and was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.[23][24]

Munhoz faced Damian Stasiak on May 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 109.[25] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[26]

Munhoz faced Rob Font on October 28, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 119.[27] He won the fight via submission in round one.[28] This win earned him a Performance of the Night bonus award.[29]

Munhoz was expected to face John Dodson at UFC Fight Night 125 on February 3, 2018.[30] However, Munhoz missed weight by four pounds over the bantamweight non title fight upper limit of 136 pounds, and Dodson declined to take the fight and the fight was cancelled.[31] The fight was rescheduled to UFC 222 on March 3, 2018.[32] Munhoz lost the fight via split decision.[33] [34]

Munhoz faced Brett Johns August 4, 2018 at UFC 227.[35] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[36]

Muhnoz faced Bryan Caraway on November 30, 2018 at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale.[37] He won the fight via technical knockout in round one.[38]

Muhnoz is scheduled to face Cody Garbrandt on March 2, 2019 at UFC 235.[39]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 17–3 (1) Bryan Caraway TKO (body kick and punches) The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale November 30, 2018 1 2:39 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–3 (1) Brett Johns Decision (unanimous) UFC 227 August 4, 2018 3 5:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 15–3 (1) John Dodson Decision (split) UFC 222 March 3, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–2 (1) Rob Font Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida October 28, 2017 1 4:03 São Paulo, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 14–2 (1) Damian Stasiak Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira May 28, 2017 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Win 13–2 (1) Justin Scoggins Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Nogueira 2 November 19, 2016 2 1:55 São Paulo, Brazil Performance of the Night.
Win 12–2 (1) Russell Doane Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez July 7, 2016 1 2:08 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 11–2 (1) Jimmie Rivera Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson 3 November 7, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
NC 11–1 (1) Jerrod Sanders NC (overturned) UFC Fight Night: MacDonald vs. Saffiedine October 4, 2014 1 0:39 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Originally a submission (guillotine choke) win for Munhoz; overturned after he tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone.
Win 11–1 Matt Hobar TKO (punches) The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale: Miocic vs. Maldonado May 31, 2014 1 2:47 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 10–1 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) UFC 170 February 22, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–0 Billy Daniels Submission (guillotine choke) RFA 12 January 24, 2014 1 0:41 Los Angeles, California, United States Defended the RFA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 9–0 Jeff Curran Decision (split) RFA 9 August 16, 2013 5 5:00 Carson, California, United States Won the vacant RFA Bantamweight Championship.
Win 8–0 Mitch Jackson Submission (guillotine choke) RFA 8 June 21, 2013 1 4:49 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 7–0 Bill Kamery Submission (heel hook) RFA 5 November 30, 2012 1 2:27 Kearney, Nebraska, United States
Win 6–0 Camilo Gonzalez Submission (guillotine choke) RITC: Respect in the Cage July 30, 2011 2 1:21 Pomona, California, United States
Win 5–0 Richard Montalvo Submission (rear naked-choke) MMA Xplosion: International Team Challenge January 29, 2011 2 2:31 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Mauro Brenes Decision (unanimous) RITC: Respect in the Cage October 9, 2010 3 5:00 Pomona, California, United States
Win 3–0 Pablo Alfonso Decision (unanimous) Jungle Fight 18: São Paulo March 20, 2010 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 2–0 Roberto Matsumoto TKO (retirement) EFC: Eagle Fighting Championship September 26, 2009 2 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 1–0 Reginaldo Vieira Submission (punches) FF: Full Fight 1 March 21, 2009 2 3:35 São Paulo, Brazil


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Pedro Munhoz - Official UFC Fighter Profile". February 5, 2019.
  2. ^ "Pedro Munhoz Profile". Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Matt Erickson and Christian Stein (2017-05-24). "After move to American Top Team, UFC Fight Night 109's Pedro Munhoz has sights on title". Retrieved 2017-05-24.
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  5. ^ "Fighter Rankings | UFC ®". UFC. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
  6. ^ Dave Doyle (2014-01-23). "Hall of Fame training pedigree molded RFA champion Pedro Munhoz". Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  7. ^ Ken Pishna (2013-08-17). "Pedro Munhoz Captures Title, Jeff Curran Likely Done Fighting". Retrieved 2013-08-17.
  8. ^ Ryan Bevins (2014-02-08). "RFA bantamweight champion Pedro "The Young Punisher" Munhoz signs with the UFC". Retrieved 2014-02-08.
  9. ^ Zane Simon (2014-02-09). "UFC signs Pedro Munhoz to fight Raphael Assuncao at UFC 170". Retrieved 2014-02-09.
  10. ^ Brian Martin (2014-02-22). "No. 3 Raphael Assuncao too much for UFC newcomer Pedro Munhoz, earns unanimous-decision win". Retrieved 2014-02-22.
  11. ^ Mike Whitman (2014-04-15). "Pedro Munhoz-Matt Hobar Added to 'TUF: Brazil 3' Finale". Retrieved 2014-04-15.
  12. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2014-05-31). "TUF Brazil 3 Finale results, photos: Pedro Munhoz tears through Matt Hobar". Retrieved 2014-05-31.
  13. ^ Staff (2014-08-20). "Jerrod Sanders drops two divisions, meets Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night 54". Retrieved 2014-08-20.
  14. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-10-04). "UFC Fight Night 54 results: Pedro Munhoz submits Jerrod Sanders in 39 seconds". Retrieved 2014-10-04.
  15. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-08-20). "Settlement imminent between Pedro Munhoz and Nova Scotia athletic commission". Retrieved 2015-11-04.
  16. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-11-03). "After talk of settlement, UFC's Pedro Munhoz gets one-year suspension, no-contest". Retrieved 2015-11-03.
  17. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2015-09-16). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Jimmie Rivera added to UFC Fight Night in Sao Paulo". Retrieved 2015-09-16.
  18. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-11-07). "UFC Fight Night 77 results: Jimmie Rivera takes split decision from Pedro Munhoz". Retrieved 2015-11-07.
  19. ^ Staff (2016-05-15). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Russell Doane added to UFC Fight Night 90 Finale". Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  20. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Pedro Munhoz recovers from Russell Doane punches, gets first-round tap". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  21. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Alvarez, Jouban, Muhammad, Munhoz collect $50K". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  22. ^ Staff (2016-09-03). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Justin Scoggins set for UFC Fight Night 100 in November". Retrieved 2016-09-03.
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 results: Pedro Munhoz taps Justin Scoggins with second-round guillotine choke". Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  24. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-11-19). "UFC Fight Night 100 bonuses: Almeida, Ferreira, Antiglov, Munhoz pocket $50K". Retrieved 2016-11-19.
  25. ^ Marcel Dorff (2017-03-14). "Pedro Munhoz fights Damian Stasiak at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm". Retrieved 2017-03-14.(in Dutch)
  26. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-05-28). "UFC Fight Night 109 results: Pedro Munhoz counters flashy Damian Stasiak with heavy hitting for win". Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  27. ^ Staff (2017-09-12). "Pedro Munhoz vs. Rob Font added to UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil". Retrieved 2017-09-12.
  28. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119: Pedro Munhoz taps Rob Font with one-armed guillotine". Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  29. ^ "UFC Fight Night 119 bonuses: Derek Brunson's decimation of Machida was worth an extra $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2017-10-29.
  30. ^ Jay Anderson (2017-01-04). "John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz Official for UFC Belem". Retrieved 2017-01-04.
  31. ^ "John Dodson vs. Pedro Munhoz off of UFC Belem". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2018-02-03.
  32. ^ "Bantamweight bout rescheduled for UFC 222 in Las Vegas". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2018-02-07. Retrieved 2018-02-07.
  33. ^ "UFC 222 results: John Dodson a step too fast, takes split from Pedro Munhoz". MMAjunkie. 2018-03-04. Retrieved 2018-03-04.
  34. ^ Pugmire, Lance. "Beyond St-Pierre vs. Nate Diaz, the UFC 227 fight board is stacked for Staples Center". Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  35. ^ "Brett Johns vs. Pedro Munhoz booked for UFC 227 in Los Angeles". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-01. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  36. ^ "UFC 227 results: Pedro Munhoz batters incredibly durable Brett Johns, settles for decision". MMAjunkie. 2018-08-05. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  37. ^ Adam Hill (2018-08-23). "Bryan Caraway, Pedro Munhoz to meet on 'TUF' 28 Finale at Palms". Retrieved 2018-08-23.
  38. ^ "TUF 28 Finale results: Pedro Munhoz outstrikes Bryan Caraway, scores first-round TKO". MMAjunkie. 2018-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-01.
  39. ^ "Ex-champ Cody Garbrandt returns vs. Pedro Munhoz at UFC 235". MMAjunkie. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-01-07.
  40. ^ "Pedro". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-12-01.

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