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Mark Hunt: 'Once you get hit, it's lights out, baby'

Mark Hunt is not looking backwards, to his title KO loss to Fabricio Werdum, last November. In fact, the heavyweight contender recently told Submission Radio (full interview below) that he hasn't even watched the fight, since it happened, in Mexico City.  According to the kickboxer, no good could come from watching Werdum come from behind to knock him out. "Well no. I didn't even...
Via Fox Sports
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic vs. Mark Hunt set as May 10 Australia Main Event

Stipe Miocic will head to Mark Hunt's adopted home to fight the South Pacific fighting hero in the main event of a UFC Fight Night, May 10. The UFC announced Monday that Miocic vs. Hunt will top a card in Adelaide, Australia, in a heavyweight contender clash scheduled for five rounds. Ticket information has not yet been announced for the card, but a number of other fights on it have...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt

UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt When: May 10th, 2015 Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre in South Australia How: TBD Who: Alex Chambers vs. Kailin Curran Dylan Andrews vs. Bradley Scott Bec Rawlings vs. Seohee Ham Jake Matthews vs. James Vick Anthony Perosh vs. Sean O’Connell Robert Whittaker vs. Brad Tavares Stipe Miocic vs. Mark Hunt
Via 5thRound.com
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Stipe Miocic vs. Mark Hunt Headlines UFC Fight Night Event in South Australia

On Tuesday, a heavyweight shootout between Stipe Miocic and Mark Hunt was announced as the featured attraction for the UFC’s May 10 event inside Adelaide Entertainment Centre in South Australia. Hunt is looking to bounced back from November’s TKO defeat to Fabricio Werdum for the vacant interim heavyweight title. “The Super Samoan” owns a mundane 10-9 (1 NC) professional...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC on FOX 13: Watch Junior Dos Santos wheel kick KO Mark Hunt

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos is one of the most dangerous strikers in MMA today, and could potentially be the most vicious knockout artist in the sport. When he and fan-favorite Mark Hunt were scheduled to meet each other at UFC 160, fans expected an all-out striking war, and that is exactly what they were granted. Prior to watching Dos Santos return...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Reviewing the Four Fantastic Finishes from UFC 180

There was a lot of MMA action on Saturday night with several spectacular finishes. The disparaged UFC 180 starred on this night with four fantastic finishes that have future title implications; Leslie Smith and Jessica Eye recreated a scene out of Reservoir Dogs and Fabricio Werdum stunned the MMA world  with a surprising comeback over Mark Hunt. The submissions also shined on this...
Via Fight Booth
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt at UFC 180 (Video Highlights)

Mark Hunt stunned, and even dropped Fabricio Werdum (pictured) with a right hand, in the opening round of their shootout. Unfortunately for Hunt, the self-proclaimed “KFC King,” Werdum unleashed a knee to the grill in the second stanza and it was pretty much a wrap from there. The official stoppage came at 2:27 in the second stanza. Werdum is now the UFC’s interim heavyweight...
Via 5thRound.com
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180 Recap: Werdum Blasts Hunt for to Win Interim Heavyweight Title

Fabricio Werdum used a knee to the face and eighteen strikes on the ground to finish Mark Hunt and claim the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship in UFC 180’s main event, Saturday night in Mexico City. Hunt scored two knockdowns thanks to his heavy right hand, but Werdum showed why he finds himself the top contender to Cain Velasquez’s UFC Heavyweight title, surviving Hunt...
Via Between The Ropes
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum beats Mark Hunt with flying knee (Video)

Fabricio Werdum beat Mark Hunt at UFC 180 in Mexico City Saturday with a vicious flying knee to claim the interim heavyweight title. The knockout occurred during the second round and it was surreal. Werdum caught Hunt open and punished him by punting his noggin like a football. Hunt was knocked out cold:
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum TKO’s Mark Hunt To Become Interim Champ At UFC 180

Fabricio Werdum went toe-to-toe with Mark Hunt tonight in the main event of UFC 180 and despite being knocked down himself a few times, he rallied to TKO him in the second to become the UFC’s new interim heavyweight champion. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway. Werdum lands a solid low leg kick to start. Hunt lands one of his own. Hunt taps Werdum’s chin with...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Circumstances have been tough for Mark Hunt, but when has his career ever been ideal?

MEXICO CITY -- Fabricio Werdum, a Brazilian, made Mexico his home this week. He led fans in song, engaged the Spanish-speaking media and even did a little dancing. Werdum showed a side of himself that we in the United States have seldom seen. He was loose. Charismatic. Carefree. Confident. Meanwhile, the only "C" word Mark Hunt could focus on was carbs. To say that Werdum and Hunt...
Via Fox Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This UFC 180 Duck Hunt promo is ridiculous

On Saturday night in Mexico City at UFC 180, Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum will face off for the interim UFC Heavyweight Title. The UFC put together this short, hilarious hype video for the fight, featuring Hunt starring in a Duck Hunt parody. Fantastic. It should be a great fight, and if Hunt manages to knock out Werdum, the MMA world will explode. The post This UFC 180 Duck Hunt...
Via Awful Announcing
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Ben’s Breakdowns: Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt

  Contributor: Ben Kohn It’s good to be back to writing a breakdown again and what better fight to re-enter my old stomping grounds than this one? Let me preface this by saying that Mark Hunt is fighting for a UFC title in 2014. Let that sink in for a moment, Mark ******* Hunt is fighting for a UFC title in 2014! That is seriously insane! Remember when Hunt had his title eliminator...
Via Undercard Superstar
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Reasons Mark Hunt Won’t Win The Interim Title At UFC 180

This Saturday night (November 15, 2014) No. 4-ranked UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt will take on No. 1 Fabricio Werdum for the interim title in the main event of the UFC 180 pay-per-view (PPV) from Mexico City, Mexico. It’s a golden opportunity for the power-slugging Hunt, as a window opened for him to make a quick turnaround for his long-awaited UFC title shot when champion Cain Velasquez...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Reasons to Watch UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt

The UFC embarks on a trip to Mexico for the first time ever this weekend as the interim heavyweight title is up for grabs in the main event when Fabricio Werdum meets Mark Hunt. An unfortunate injury to Cain Velasquez forced a switch in the fight about three weeks ago, but Hunt fresh off a victory over Roy Nelson jumped at the chance to compete for the belt. As it turns out, if Velasquez...
Via Fox Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum energetic, Mark Hunt 'tired' at UFC 180 open workouts

MEXICO CITY -- It's evident that Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt are coming into the UFC 180 main event Saturday night from very different places. Werdum was upbeat, excited and energetic Wednesday here during open workouts at the Museo Interactivo de Economia. He led the raucous crowd in song and stopped to sign dozens of autographs, including on the inside of one very aggressive...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

How Two Former Castoffs Got the Chance to Fight for Title at UFC 180

Fabricio Werdum (pictured) and Mark Hunt will enter the octagon Saturday, and one will leave with the UFC heavyweight belt wrapped around their waist. If I would have written that sentence in 2008, keyboard warriors from across the globe would have bombarded me with emails telling me how much of a moron I am. Werdum had just been cut by the UFC after a TKO loss to Junior dos Santos...
Via 5thRound.com
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Mark Hunt complete the Cinderella Story?

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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt, Fabricio Werdum share selfie prior to UFC 180

The UFC’s first trip to Mexico goes down this weekend with the stellar UFC 180 pay-per-view event featuring the interim Heavyweight title fight between fan favorite Mark Hunt and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu master Fabricio Werdum. Even without animosity built up between the two men, fans are clamoring to see the fight go down this Saturday evening. While some fight fans can only enjoy...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt not worried about Fabricio Werdum: ‘I hit ‘em in the head, and there goes your f***ing Black Belt’

Mark Hunt has been a longtime fan favorite thanks in large part to his sensational knockouts, his pleasing fighting style, and his nonchalant attitude towards MMA and fighting in general. After a career resurgence in the UFC over the last three years, Hunt has found his way into an unheralded UFC interim title shot against No. 1 contender Fabricio Werdum later this month at UFC...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt relocates camp to Mexico to deal with altitude

Mark Hunt remembers all too well what it was like to fight in Denver where the city sits at a mile above sea level. The elevated altitude can suck the wind out of a fighter in a hurry and Hunt found that out the hard way during his three round decision win over Ben Rothwell at UFC 135 in 2011. Heavyweights aren't always noted for having the best conditioning regardless of altitude...
Via Fox Sports
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt Focusing On Weight Cut For Title Fight At UFC 180

Mark Hunt was recently handed the opportunity of a lifetime when Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta asked him if he’d step in at short notice for an interim heavyweight title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180. Hunt, who knocked out Roy Nelson just a month ago, says he immediately said yes when asked about the fight, but confesses that since he hadn’t been anticipating getting...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

40-Year-old Mark Hunt defying the odds with unlikely shot at interim belt

As always, injuries are the mother of opportunity for mixed martial artists, but being in the right situation when a promotion comes calling for a replacement is the difference between having a chance to capitalize on that opportunity, and adding another ”I almost” story to an unlikely contender’s post-fight career. Earlier this week, one of those potentially career-making...
Via Sports-Glory
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Fabricio Werdum Favored to Capture UFC Interim Title Over Mark Hunt

The self-proclaimed “KFC King” may have finally received the UFC title fight he was hoping for, but the Gambling Gods don’t think Mark Hunt has much of a shot at leaving Mexico with the manufactured crown. The powers that be have pegged Fabricio Werdum (pictured) as more than a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to capture the belt. Hunt, meanwhile, checks in as a 2-1 underdog. UFC 180...
Via 5thRound.com
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due to injuries and drug failures (um...
Via Between The Ropes
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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