After the fighters exchanged takedowns in an even first round, Leben's left eye was badly cut in the second, prompting referee Marc Goddard to have the injury checked by a ringside physician. Getting the all-clear to continue, the round resumed with Leben still competitive. After the pair broke up after the second round, though, Leben's corner asked for the fight to be stopped.
"It takes a man to know when they're beaten, and I was beaten tonight," Leben said. "My hat's off to Mark Munoz."
Both men weighed in at 186 pounds.