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"Super Samoan"

9-8-1

Mark Hunt

Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt

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  • Given Name: Mark Richard Hunt
  • Professional MMA Record: 9-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Super Samoan
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1974.03.23
  • Last Fight: December 06, 2013 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $435,000 USD
  • Born: South Auckland, New Zealand
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Sydney, Australia
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook  |  Official Site

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A native of New Zealand, the granite-chinned kickboxer Mark Hunt made his professional mixed martial arts debut in 2004 with little prior ground training, losing to Hidehiko Yoshida in the first round by armbar. Following that fight, Hunt established himself as a legitimate threat in Pride for a number of years, defeating standout MMA veterans Wanderlei Silva, Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, and Tsuyoshi Kosaka during his time with the promotion. Hunt went on to fade from prominence after suffering five consecutive losses over the next three years, losing all of them inside of the first round. The memory of Hunt's halcyon Pride days was reignited, however, by news that he will be joining the UFC's heavyweight division in 2010, proving great things are still hoped for from him despite his losing stint.

 

The gamble seems to have paid off, as Hunt is riding a 3 fight win streak. Over this stretch he has dispatched the likes of Chris "The Crowbar" Tuchscherer, Ben Rothwell and Cheick Kongo. The momentum he has gained has resulted in a strong cult following from mma fans alike. When former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Alistair Overeem was stripped of his number one contender status due to an elevated testosterone level as well as a subsequent suspension of his fighter's license in Nevada, the mma world took to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to voice their support for Hunt as a replacement. Unfortunately, despite the substantial backing, UFC President Dana named former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir the number one contender to Junior Dos Santos's title. Nonetheless, Hunt was slated to fight fellow rising star Stefan Struve at the same event in UFC 146. However, just 10 days prior to the event, he pulled out of the bout due to injury.

 

The bout with Stefan Struve was rescheduled to UFC on Fuel TV 8 in Saitama, Japan. Hunt would win once again as an underdog for the 4th straight time with a third round TKO finish of the Skyscraper. Just weeks after his fight with Struve, Hunt expressed interest in facing former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160. Overeem was originally scheduled to face Dos Santos, but was forced to pull out of the bout with an injured quadriceps, opening the door for Mark Hunt to step into the Co Main Event slot of UFC 160. Dana White also mentioned that should Hunt finish JDS he would have a hard time not giving him the next title shot. However Hunt would be the one who got finished in the third round of a great fight that earned Fight of the Night honors.

 

At UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia the main event saw two giant Heavyweights, Antonio Silva and Mark Hunt, face off in what may be one of the best fights ever in the heavyweight division. Throughout the fight, both fighters ate numerous shots that would have knocked out most fighters, but neither man quit. Both men knocked down the other while Silva was cut and bleeding so badly that nearly halfway through the 5th round the match was halted to check his cut, but then continued on. By the end, each fighter was coated in blood and could hardly stand, but they kept throwing bomb to try to knock out the other until the final bell rang. One judge (Charlie Keech) scored it a 48-47 win for Hunt, but the other two (Barry Foley & Kon Papaioannou) scored it a 47-47 draw with Silva picking up a 10-8 round in the fifth rounds to make the fight a Majority Draw. Although draws are often lauded as poor examples of what actually happened in a fight, many observers and media members agreed that a draw was the perfect ending to this fight since neither man quit in the face of extreme adversity. 


Reference - UFC Fight Night 33 Score Card

An extremely thick-set fighter known for his powerful and surprisingly technical striking skills—though not necessarily for his conditioning—Hunt has defeated some of the most prominent names in professional kickboxing, including Gary Goodridge, Stefan Leko, and Jerome Le Banner. Hunt is known first and foremost for having one of the most solid chins in MMA history. He was considered virtually impervious to being KO’d for much of his career, until he was knocked out by one of the smallest fighters he has ever faced, striking dynamo Melvin Manhoef.

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Mark Hunt Heavyweight Ranking History

Mark Hunt MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout Roy Nelson
UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 120 kg
2014.09.20
Odds: -150 Slight Favorite
Draw | Decision | Majority
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total
Antonio Silva
Ref: Steve Perceval
UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2013.12.06
Odds: +130 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs
#20 Greatest Fight of All Time
#10 Greatest Heavyweight MMA Fight of All Time
#3 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
UFC Fight Night 33 Fight of the Night
Loss | KO/TKO
4:18 Round 3 of 3, 14:18 Total
Junior Dos Santos
Ref: Steve Mazzagatti
UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2013.05.25
Odds: +400 Heavy Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $210,000 ($160K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs
#34 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#11 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#4 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC 160 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:44 Round 3 of 3, 11:44 Total
Stefan Struve
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 120 kg
2013.03.02
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 266.0 lbs
#13 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#7 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
UFC on FUEL TV 8 Knockout of the Night
Cancelled Bout Stefan Struve UFC 146 2012.05.26
Reason: Hunt Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:11 Round 1 of 3
Cheick Kongo
Ref: Herb Dean
UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Heavyweight | 120 kg
2012.02.25
Odds: +225 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Ben Rothwell
Ref: Adam Martinez
UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2011.09.24
Odds: +300 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:41 Round 2 of 3, 6:41 Total
Chris Tuchscherer
Ref: John Sharp
UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2011.02.26
Odds: +215 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 262.2 lbs
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 127 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:03 Round 1 of 3
Sean McCorkle
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs
2010.09.25
Odds: -195 Moderate Favorite Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 2
Gegard Mousasi
Ref: Kenichi Serizawa
Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal
2009.05.26
Odds: +180 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 286.6 lbs
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:18 Round 1 of 2
Melvin Manhoef
Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Super Heavyweight
2008.12.31
Weigh-In: 287.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:11 Round 1 of 2
Alistair Overeem
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Dream 5: Lightweight GP 2008 Final Round
Main Card | Heavyweight
2008.07.21
Cancelled Bout Wes Sims Pride 33 2007.02.24
Reason: Ruled Uncompetitive By NSAC
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
8:16 Round 1 of 3
Fedor Emelianenko
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Shockwave 2006
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight
2006.12.31
Odds: +450 Heavy Underdog | Weigh-In: 290.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Eric Esch Pride 32 2006.10.21
Reason: Ruled Uncompetitive By NSAC
Loss | Submission | Shoulder
2:02 Round 1 of 2
Josh Barnett
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal
2006.07.01
Odds: +161 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 275.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 2 of 2, 14:15 Total
Tsuyoshi Kosaka
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16
2006.05.05
Odds: -1000 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 292.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:18 Round 3 of 3, 16:18 Total
Yosuke Nishijima
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride 31: Unbreakable
Main Event | Heavyweight
2006.02.26
Odds: -1500 Huge Favorite | Weigh-In: 292.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Mirko Filipovic
Ref: Daisuke Noguchi
Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight
2005.12.31
Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total
Wanderlei Silva
Ref: Yuji Shimada
Pride Shockwave 2004
Main Card | Heavyweight
2004.12.31
Weigh-In: 275.0 lbs
#66 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
6:23 Round 1 of 3
Dan Bobish
Pride 28: High Octane
Main Card | Heavyweight
2004.10.31
Loss | Submission | Armlock
5:25 Round 1 of 3
Hidehiko Yoshida
Ref: Minoru Toyonaga
Pride Critical Countdown 2004
Main Card | Heavyweight
2004.06.20
Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs

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