Striegl reportedly set for UFC comeback against American foe

Published March 4, 2021, 1:34 PM

by Carlo Anolin

Photo from AFP/ONE Championship

Filipino-American fighter Mark Striegl is reportedly set for his UFC comeback against American Johnny Munoz on April 24.

Per MMA Fighting, the Striegl-Munoz showdown is an additional bantamweight match in UFC 261 which has UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defending her title against Jessica Andrade in the main fight.

Both Striegl and Munoz will make their second appearance in the biggest mixed martial arts promotion.

Striegl, 32, suffered a bitter loss in his UFC debut against Russian opponent Said Nurmagomedov last October. 

Nurgomedov only needed 51 seconds to hand the Striegl’s first loss in the promotion, sending the Fil-Am down the canvas with a solid left counter before finishing with ground and pound action.

Munoz also had a disappointing debut and dropped a unanimous decision loss — his first defeat ever — over compatriot Nate Maness.

Prior to that, Munoz, 28, went undefeated in King of the Cage from 2015, racking up 10 straight wins to bag the bantamweight title of the California-based promotion.

Striegl, a sambo gold medalist in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, holds an 18-3 win-loss record with one no contest while Munoz owns a 10-1 slate.