Andre Muniz hopes to continue his momentum until 2022.
Muniz (22-4 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who won MMA Junkie’s 2021 Submission of the Year award for his Jacare Souza finish in May, followed this incredible performance with another armband on Eryk Anders at UFC 269 in December.
Currently ranked No.12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports / MMA middleweight rankings Junkie, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace is looking to rise through the ranks and is considering a fight with former title challenger Darren Till (18-4 -1 MMA, 6- 4-1 UFC).
“I’m hoping now with these submissions the UFC will give me a top 10 or even a top five,” Muniz told MMA Junkie. “I would like to end the year in the top five. Maybe Darren Till, and who knows, maybe they’ll pay me a bonus now.
Till is set to headline the UFC’s alleged return to London in March, but if Muniz can’t take this fight into enemy territory, he likes the idea of Uriah Hall (17-10 MMA, 10-8 UFC) at home, as the promotion is also targeting a Brazil card in May.
“If I can’t hook them up to put me against Darren Till in England, yeah, it would be amazing to fight in Rio against someone ranked ahead of me, and who knows, maybe Uriah Hall or someone like that, ”Muniz said. “That would be great.”
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