Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 2/25/12
Mark Hunt (7-7) vs. Cheick Kongo (17-6-2) In an exciting heavyweight battle, former Pride star Hunt returns to Japan to take on fellow knockout specialist Kongo. Before his unlikely UFC debut in September 2010, Hunt's career appeared to be on its last legs after suffering a five-fight losing streak, all of which ended in the first round. Seeing a fighter on such a dramatic losing streak make his UFC debut is a rare occurrence, but Hunt insisted on completing the remaining fights on his Pride contract instead of collecting paychecks at home. After a first-round submission loss to Sean McCorkle in his UFC debut, Hunt bounced back with victories over Chris Tuchscherer and Ben Rothwell. With his career all but over in 2008, Hunt has enjoyed a recent resurgence, which has him in the main-card slot on a major UFC pay-per-view event in 2012. During his heyday in Japan, the former K-1 kickboxer earned wins over Wanderlei Silva and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic. Now 37, the bulky New Zeal...
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