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Luis Pena vs Alexander Munoz Fight Signed for April 17 UFC Card

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Luis Pena vs Alexander Munoz has been signed and set for UFC on ESPN+ 47! First reported by Munoz himself on Instagram, it looks like “Violent Bob Ross” will be sharing the octagon with him on the UFC’s April 17th card that’s set to be headlined by Robert Whittaker vs Paulo Costa!

The two UFC lightweight prospects were supposed to fight last February, however, Munoz pulled out due to injury.

Luis Pena vs Alexander Munoz Background

Luis Pena (8-3, 4-3 UFC) aka “Violent Bob Ross” was a contestant on TUF 27, and after a decision win over Jose Martinez Jr, a foot injury would sideline him for the rest of the season. Dana White guaranteed Pena a fight on the TUF finale card, and the rest is history.

“Violent Bob Ross” would win his UFC debut via submission over Richie Smullen, but since then it has been a rocky road for the young prospect. 1-2 in his last three, Pena most recently fought at UFC Vegas 4 against Khama Worthy, where Worthy submitted him via guillotine in round three.

The fan-favorite “Violent Bob Ross” was supposed to return at UFC Vegas 19, but COVID-19 forced his bout with Drakkar Klose to be canceled.

Alexander Munoz (6-1, 0-1 UFC) was born in Dallas, Texas. Munoz is a Team Alpha Male fighter that’s also looking to bounce back from a loss. Originally, Luis Pena vs Alexander Munoz was set to be the young Texan’s debut fight. However an injury would sideline Munoz, and he would take on Nasrat Haqparast at UFC Vegas 6 instead.

The German Haqparast would get it done via decision, taking away Munoz’s undefeated record.

This is the current lineup for UFC on ESPN+ 47. Keep in mind, however, that the order of the card is subject to change. Bouts may also get added or removed from the card depending on unique circumstances.

  • Middleweight: Paulo Costa vs Robert Whittaker
  • Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs Jeremy Stephens
  • Middleweight: Bartosz Fabinski vs Gerald Meerschaert
  • Heavyweight: Parker Porter vs Chase Sherman
  • Flyweight: Tracy Cortez vs Justine Kish
  • Bantamweight: Tony Gravely vs Nate Maness
  • Lightweight: Austin Hubbard vs Natan Levy
  • Lightweight: Luis Pena vs Alexander Munoz

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