Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Pedro Munhoz after UFC on ESPN 15 loss?


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Pedro Munhoz’s career hit uncharted territory on Saturday when he lost to Frankie Edgar in the UFC on ESPN 15 main event.

Munhoz (18-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) finds himself on a two-fight losing skid for the first time in his career following a split-decision defeat to former UFC champ Edgar (24-8-1 MMA, 18-8-1 UFC) in their bantamweight matchup, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and aired on ESPN.

The outcome has an extra bit of sting attached, because Munhoz had a solid case for getting the nod. The majority of the judges didn’t see it that way, though, and now Munhoz must go back to the drawing board.

Fortunately for the Brazilian, he’s still just 33. He appears to be improving fight over fight and has passion for the game, and that’s going to give him some good options at 135 pounds. A rematch with Raphael Assuncao (27-8 MMA, 11-5 UFC), who beat Munhoz in his octagon debut at UFC 170 in February 2014, is on the list of options.

Is that the best plan for “The Young Punisher,” though? Watch the video above for thoughts and analysis on his future after UFC on ESPN 15.

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