MMA Junkie verified agreements are in place for the matchup between Du Plessis (16-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Muniz (21-4 MMA, 3-0 UFC) with a person close to the situation following an initial report from UFC broadcast partner ESPN. The person requested anonymity because the promotion hasn’t made an official announcement.
UFC 269 takes place Dec. 11 but does not have a location or venue announced. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims expected on ESPN and ESPN+.
Du Plessis, 27, is shining for his native South Africa thus far in his octagon debut. He’s finished both of his UFC wins by stoppage, with knockouts of Trevin Giles and Markus Perez on his resume that includes 16 finishes in 16 wins.
Muniz, 31, meanwhile, will look to make it four consecutive wins to begin his octagon tenure. The Brazilian is coming off his most notable performance to date, as he submitted former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo Souza in gruesome fashion at UFC 262 in May. Muniz has 14 first-round wins on his record.
The latest UFC 269 card now includes:
Amanda Nunes vs. Julianna Pena – for women’s bantamweight title
Randy Costa vs. Tony Kelley
Cody Garbrandt vs. Kai Kara-France
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Gillian Robertson
Maycee Barber vs. Montana De La Rosa
Dricus Du Plessis vs. Andre Muniz
Dricus Du Plessis def. Trevin Giles at UFC 264: Best photos
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Andre Muniz def. Ronaldo Souza at UFC 262: Best photos
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