Filipino American Mark 'The Philippine Wrecking Machine' Munoz defeated longtime friend Aaron Simpson by unanimous decision in a battle of two highly decorated collegiate wrestlers at UFC 123 held at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Michigan.
Judges unanimously scored the fight 29-28 awarding Munoz the win after three action-packed rounds.
Muñoz was defeated by Yushin Okami last August 1, 2010 at UFC Live: Jones vs. Matyushenko where he lost by split decision. In this fight, Munoz was unable to utilize his infamous ground and pound due to Okami's ability to defend his takedowns.
After Muñoz brilliant win over Simpson, he is set to challenge for Anderson Silva's middleweight belt.