Following a blockbuster PPV is never easy, but UFC Kansas City promises to give it a go! With some of the most entertaining fighters taking the stage, fans will be quite excited about this one.
Taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Kansas City, Missouri, the event marks the promotion’s first return to the city since 2017. Notably, headlining the event are #2 and #4 ranked featherweights, Max Holloway and Arnold Allen. Whilst all eyes will be on the headliner as with most Fight Night events, you’ll be pleased to know that there are some bangers scattered throughout the card.
One of them is a bantamweight contest between Pedro Munhoz and Chris Gutierrez. Facing off in a three-round contest, #9 ranked Pedro finds himself in a tough spot against the #13 ranked steamroller Gutierrez. Whilst Pedro is without a win in his last three, Chris is coming in with a 4-fight win streak to his name. As such, fans can expect this one to deliver!
UFC Kansas City: Pedro Munhoz vs Chris Gutierrez fighter stats
|Stats||Pedro Munhoz||Chris Gutierrez|
|Height||1.68 m||1.75 m|
|Reach||1.65 m||1.7 m|
Munhoz vs Gutierrez: Fight Breakdown
Coming into this one, it is understandable why Gutierrez is the clear favorite. Currently flying high with 7 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw, Chris is loving life inside the Octagon. Moreover, a win over a big name like Munhoz gives him the perfect opportunity to break into the top 10. Previously, Gutierrez delivered a stunning KO of the veteran Frankie Edgar, and will likely be feeling the wind in his sails from that victory.
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Against him, we have Munhoz, who is yet to show us the same levels that he did against Cody Garbrandt. Whilst he has fought some tough opposition in Jose Aldo, Dominick Cruz, Frankie Edgar, and Aljamain Sterling, he has failed to impress otherwise. A tough, durable opponent, Munhoz will fight like hell to get back to winning ways. Chances are, if he does fight with that intensity, he could actually cause some problems for Gutierrez.
As for El Guapo himself, he brings some crisp and clean striking every time he sets foot inside the Octagon. Whilst Pedro is more of a brawler, Chris’ height and reach advantage will be key in chipping away at Munhoz. Although he is not much of a volume striker, Gutierrez prefers drawing in his prey before delivering the kill shot.
For the most part, Pedro’s experience will be key in this fight. Expect The Young Punisher to utilize his leg kicks which will be his route to finding success upstairs later on. Despite being a terrific striker, Chris’ grappling is average at best. On the other hand, Munhoz has 8 submission victories to his name. Thus, if he plays his cards right, he could secure a 9th on Saturday night.