Fights this Weekend at UFC 131
in Vancouver, Canada
, "The Filipino Wrecking Machine"
CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA - Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. announces the sponsorship of UFC Middleweight fighter, Mark Munoz as a Team Toyo Athlete for 2011.
Nicknamed "The Filipino Wrecking Machine," Munoz
has a 10-2-0 fight record.
will face Brazilian Demian Maia this Saturday, June 11, during UFC 131
at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada.
Managed by MMA, Inc.
, the 6-foot tall, 33-year-old Munoz
weighs 185 lbs.
A former wrestling coach at the University of California
, Davis; Munoz
specializes in both wrestling and Muay Thai.
will wear the Toyo Tires
logo on his
fighting gear while also promoting the Toyo Tires brand through appearances and additional marketing efforts.
"I am honored to be part of the Toyo Tires
team," said Munoz
"As a professional athlete, I am driven to perform and having the support of a great company like Toyo Tires
just motivates me even more."
"We are excited to have Mark Munoz represent Team Toyo for 2011," said Stan Chen, manager of events and motorsports, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.
"Munoz is a popular fighter in the sport of mixed martial arts and will represent the Toyo Tires brand well."
"We are very fortunate to have a great partner like Toyo
Toyo Tires is an exceptional company and Mark Munoz is an exceptional athlete," said Jeff Meyer, Chief Executive Office, MMA, Inc.
is the second MMA, Inc.
athlete to join Team Toyo this year, following UFC Lightweight Anthony "Showtime" Pettis who joined in March.