Before Sonnen can get his rematch with Anderson Silva, he would need to get pass "The Filipino Wrecking Machine". Sonnen (26-11-1) last defeated Brian Stann at UFC 136 via arm triangle choke in the second round. In the post fight interview, Sonnen made his bold challenge to Silva as he called out the UFC middleweight champion to a rematch.
Munoz (12-2) scored a second round TKO win over Chris Leben at UFC 138 and is now riding a four fight win streak. Munoz is also 7-1 over eight fights and is making a serious claim as a top contender in the 185lb division.
If Sonnen can put on another strong performance and defeat Munoz, he will surely get his rematch with Silva. Silva is currently nursing a shoulder injury that will have him sidelined until June, just in time for the UFC's trip back to Brazil.
UFC on Fox 2 is set for January 28, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Unlike the UFC's first event on Fox which featured only one fight, their second run at network television will have four fights on the main card with a two hour broadcast time.