Garbrandt (11-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC) verified the matchup with Munhoz (17-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) UFC 235 takes place March 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
Garbrandt (11-2, 6-2 UFC) has dropped two straight bouts, both to current champion T.J. Dillashaw. The last bout came in August, where he was stopped late in the first round.
Munhoz (17-3, 1 NC, 7-2, 1 NC UFC) has won two in a row since a split decision loss to John Dodson in March. His most recent win came via TKO over Bryan Caraway in November.
Garbrandt, No. 3 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA bantamweight rankings, will return to action after failing to regain gold in his rematch with T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 227 in August. After beginning his career on an undefeated run and claiming the belt, Garbrandt dropped the title to Dillashaw at UFC 217 in November 2017 then fell short by first-round knockout in the rematch.
No. 12 Munhoz, meanwhile, is on a strong run of six victories in his past seven fights. “The Young Punisher” is coming off a first-round TKO of Bryan Caraway at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale in November in what was his fifth stoppage victory since joining the UFC roster.
UFC 235 goes down on March 2nd in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. It will be co-headlined by two titles fights announced in the last 24 hours – Jon Jones vs Anthony Smith for the UFC light heavyweight title, and Tyron Woodley vs Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title.