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UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of...
Via BadCulture
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt ready for interim title shot at UFC 180 after Cain Velasquez injury

You have likely already heard the unfortunate news that UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez injured his knee and is out of his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico. Instead of scrapping the main event altogether, the UFC opted to put the interim title up for grabs, and asked Mark Hunt to step in on just under four weeks notice. The “Super Samoan”...
Via Fight Hub TV
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt: "I'm going to focus on dropping weight and knocking Fabricio's face off"

When Mark Hunt woke up yesterday morning his thoughts were focused on the important things in life like getting his kids ready and dressed for school.  He wasn't even thinking about fighting just yet, especially after his last fight ended in late September and since then he hadn't even been approached about his next bout in the UFC. After dropping off his kids at school...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Out; Fabricio Werdum Fights Mark Hunt For Interim Title

Shockwaves have reverberated around the mixed martial arts world with the announcement that heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has had to pull out of his next title title defence against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 in Mexico due to a torn meniscus. With a little over three weeks notice, the No.4 ranked Mark Hunt has now been drafted in to fight Werdum in the event’s headliner,...
Via Fight Of The Night
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Velasquez out of UFC 180 title defense; Werdum vs. Hunt interim title bout on for Mexico City debut

Unfortunately for Mexico City, UFC heavyweight kingpin Cain Velasquez will not defend his title in 2014. It was announced earlier today by UFC.com that the undisputed champion was forced to withdraw from his title bout against Fabricio Werdum on November 15th due to a knee injury he suffered during training. Luckily for fans of mixed martial arts in Mexico and all around the world...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez out; Mark Hunt vs. Fabricio Werdum for interim title at UFC 180

Disaster has struck the upcoming UFC 180 fight card for the promotion's debut in Mexico with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez dropping out of the main event due to injury. Velasquez was returning for the first time in over a year after shoulder surgery sidelined the champion prior to filming for The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America picked up this summer. Now it appears he will...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cain Velasquez Injures Knee, Fabricio Werdum and Mark Hunt Fight for Interim Title at UFC 180

Reigning UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez (pictured) has suffered a knee injury that will force him out of his November 15 title defense against Fabricio Werdum. As a result, UFC officials reported Werdum will now battle Mark Hunt for the interim heavyweight belt at UFC 180. “I’m so unbelievably disappointed that this happened,” Velasquez said. “To say I was looking...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jury KO's Gomi in 92 seconds, puts UFC on high-alert

 Myles "Fury" Jury defeated Takanori "Fireball" Gomi to improve his UFC record to a sparkling 6-0. After the fight, long-standing UFC commentator, Mike Goldberg said, "They call him the future, he might be the now". Coming from Goldberg, a UFC staple who has seen everything, that is quite the endorsement.  UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson,...
Via The GM's Perspective
28 days ago  |  Discuss

GIFS of Doom: Hunt blasts Nelson in Saitama

As advertised, the UFC Fight Night 52 headliner between heavyweight KO artists Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson ended fairly quickly and in ultraviolent fashion. At the 3-minute marker of the 2nd round of this five round scheduled tilt, Hunt hit the third UFC walkoff KO of his legendary career. Watch ‘The Super Samoan’ faceplant ‘Big County’ in .gif form below.  
Via Fight Booth
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Should Mark Hunt get a title shot next?

Mark Hunt laid out Roy Nelson with a one-punch knockout. Is he ready for a UFC heavyweight title shot? Myles Jury became the first man to knock out Takanori Gomi. How far does that move him up the lightweight contender list? Yoshihiro Akiyama returned after more than two years to dominate Amir Sadollah. Where does he go from here? We'll try to answer all those questions and more...
Via Fox Sports
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Next Fights for Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson?

  We at Fight At The Night have decided to explore the most possible, most appropriate and most interesting next fights for both Hunt and Nelson  in the aftermath of their bout in Tokyo, Japan. Mark Hunt Hunt did at UFC Fight Night 52 what very few fighters have done before – finish Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson on the feet. It would come as little surprise to those who’ve...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC on Fox: Hunt vs Nelson Fighter Purses & Attendance

In the battle of the old, fat guys (meant in the most respectful way possible), Mark Hunt outslugged Roy Nelson both in the Octagon and at the bank. Before we go any further, we should note that most international events don’t release fighter pay info, so none of the following salary data for the event is […]
Via MMA Manifesto
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Roller Coaster Career Hits High Mark for Hunt

It took this mixed martial artist exactly 10 years and two months to collect his 10th professional victory. Who is Mark Hunt (pictured)? If this were MMA Jeopardy, Hunt would stump most fans trying to figure out the question. It’s hard to believe someone as popular and respected as Hunt owns a meager 10-8-1 résumé. The slugger finally notched double-digits in the win column with...
Via 5thRound.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 Bonuses

Following this morning’s UFC Fight Night 52 event in Japan the recipients of the $50,000 bonus awards were announced. A 15 minute preliminary scrap between Kyung Ho Kang and Michinori Tanaka earned ‘Fight Of The Night’ honors, with Kang eventually winning the fight by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). As you might expect, Mark Hunt was awarded a ‘Performance Of The Night’...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Hunt, Case, Kang and Tanaka Score Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 52

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Mark Hunt (pictured), Johnny Case, Kyung Ho Kang and Michinori Tanaka each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday at “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson.” UFC Fight Night 52 took place inside Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Fight of the Night: Kyung Ho Kang vs. Michinori Tanaka...
Via 5thRound.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson Results

Main Card (UFC Fight Pass) Weight class Method Round Time Notes Heavyweight Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson KO (punch) 2 3:00 Lightweight Myles Jury def. Takanori Gomi TKO (punches) 1 1:32 Welterweight Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Amir Sadollah Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Women’s Bantamweight Miesha Tate def. Rin Nakai Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, […]
Via MMA PRIME
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Hunt KO’s Roy Nelson At UFC Fight Night 52

Mark Hunt won the battle of the heavyweight tonight at UFC Fight Night 52, sending Roy Nelson face first to the canvas with a big uppercut mid-way through the second round. Round One: We’re underway the in the main event. Hunt lands a big right in the first exchange. Hunt comes up short with another big right. Then Nelson goes for a takedown, but can’t get finish it. Nelson throws...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs Nelson quick results

While you are likely sleeping, the UFC is putting on a fantastic card streaming live on UFC Fight Pass from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. After a sensational preliminary card, the exciting six fight main card is about to get underway, and you can follow all the action right here. Check out the UFC Fight Night 52 results as they happen below: Main Card Mark Hunt vs Roy Nelson...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs Nelson prelims results

The UFC returns to Japan in the wee hours of the morning here in the states, but do not fret for we have got you covered with all the news and results you need to know. UFC Fight Night 52 is headlined by a heavyweight slobberknocker featuring two of the heaviest handed strikers in the division as Roy Nelson takes on Mark Hunt. Prior to that sensational main event, the UFC has put...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 Predictions

UFC Fight Night 52 takes place on ‘Fight Pass’ on Saturday morning and we’ve got our predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson When you’ve got two heavyweights that hit as hard as Hunt and Nelson do while showing a blatant disregard for their own personal safety it’s fair to assume that either man has a good chance of winning...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson’ Complete Betting Odds

Roy Nelson (pictured) and Mark Hunt are neck-and-neck heading into Saturday’s scrap at UFC Fight Night 52. Just how close are the heavyweights from a gambling standpoint? You can literally flip a coin. After enjoying a slight lead at -145 earlier in the week, Hunt is now even with Nelson at -115. Will it be “Big Country” or “The Super Samoan”? Whoever you choose, make...
Via 5thRound.com
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52 offers intriguing main card

Whether you’re an insomniac with a sub-par cable package or simply count yourself as an MMA-junkie, the sport’s leading promotion will offer a temporary solution to your problems in the early hours of Saturday when UFC Fight Night 52 in Saitama, Japan begins at midnight on the east coast. Featuring a main event between two of the division’s oldest competitors, heavyweight veterans...
Via Sports-Glory
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson predictions

The UFC takes a long road trip this weekend. UFC Fight Night 52 will take place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on Saturday, September 20. The event kicks off with a six-fight preliminary card at 12:30 a.m. eastern on UFC Fight Pass and closing the night (morning) off with a six-fight main card also on Fight Pass at 3:00 a.m. eastern. The co-main event features Myles...
Via Mill City Sports
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt looking to impress in upcoming slug-fest

Following a pair of unanimous-decision losses to fifth-ranked Stipe Miocic and former heavyweight contender Daniel Cormier in 2013, Roy Nelson entered his bout against fellow veteran Minotauro Nogueira on April 11th in desperate need of a win in order to stave-off a future filled with prelim-card appearances and a ticket out of the UFC. On the wrong side of 35 and out of favor with...
Via Sports-Glory
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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