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Mark Hunt

Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt

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  • Given Name: Mark Richard Hunt
  • Professional MMA Record: 10-8-1 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Super Samoan
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 40 | Date of Birth: 1974.03.23
  • Last Fight: September 20, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Heavyweight | Last Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $485,000 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.

Last updated 04.09.2014, 2:52 PM ET
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Mark Hunt Heavyweight Ranking History

Mark Hunt MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Fabrício Werdum
10-8-1 18-5-1

UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt
Main Event | Interim Title | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Win | KO/TKO | Punch
3:00 Round 2 of 5, 8:00 Total

Roy Nelson
9-8-1 20-9-0

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson
Main Event | Heavyweight | 120 kg

Odds: -120 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Perf/Night | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs | Referee: Leon Roberts | Walkout Music: Hillsong United - Oceans
#18 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2014
UFC Fight Night 52 Performance of the Night
Draw | Decision
5 Rounds, 25:00 Total

Antônio Silva
9-8-0 18-5-0

UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +130 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $100,000 Bonus | Weigh-In: 262.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Perceval
#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
9-7-0 15-2-0

UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Silva 2
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +400 (Heavy Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $210,000 ($160K Base, $50K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
#37 Greatest Knockout of All Time
#9 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
8-7-0 25-5-0

UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann
Co-Main Event | Heavyweight | 120 kg

Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 266.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#12 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
7-7-0 17-6-2

UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
Main Card | Heavyweight | 120 kg

Odds: +225 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 264.0 lbs | Referee: Herb Dean
#9 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2012
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ben Rothwell
6-7-0 31-7-0

UFC 135: Jones vs. Rampage
Main Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Weigh-In: 261.0 lbs | Referee: Adam Martinez
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:41 Round 2 of 3, 6:41 Total

Chris Tuchscherer
5-7-0 21-3-0

UFC 127: Penn vs Fitch
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: +215 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $75,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 262.2 lbs | Referee: John Sharp
#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
5-6-0 9-0-0

UFC 119: Mir vs Cro Cop
Preliminary Card | Heavyweight | 265 lbs

Odds: -195 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 265.0 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal | Walkout Music: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Can't Stop
#37 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 2

Gegard Mousasi
5-5-0 24-2-1

Dream 9: Featherweight GP 2009 Second Round
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 286.6 lbs | Referee: Kenichi Serizawa
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
0:18 Round 1 of 2

Melvin Manhoef
5-4-0 22-5-1

Fields Dynamite!! 2008
Main Card | Super Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 287.0 lbs
Loss | Submission | Armlock
1:11 Round 1 of 2

Alistair Overeem
5-3-0 27-11-0

Dream 5: Lightweight GP 2008 Final Round
Main Card | Heavyweight

Referee: Yuji Shimada
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
5-2-0 25-1-0

Pride Shockwave 2006
Main Event | Title Challenge | Heavyweight

Odds: +450 (Heavy Underdog) | Weigh-In: 290.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
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
5-1-0 20-3-0

Pride Critical Countdown Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal

Odds: +161 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 275.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
4:15 Round 2 of 2, 14:15 Total

Tsuyoshi Kosaka
4-1-0 26-17-2

Pride Total Elimination Absolute
Main Card | Tournament Round of 16

Odds: -1000 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 292.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:18 Round 3 of 3, 16:18 Total

Yosuke Nishijima
3-1-0 0-0-0

Pride 31: Unbreakable
Main Event | Heavyweight

Odds: -1500 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 292.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Mirko Filipovic
2-1-0 17-3-2

Pride Shockwave 2005
Main Card | Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs | Referee: Daisuke Noguchi
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 20:00 Total

Wanderlei Silva
1-1-0 27-3-1

Pride Shockwave 2004
Main Card | Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 275.0 lbs | Referee: Yuji Shimada
#58 Biggest Upset of All Time
Win | KO/TKO | Kick
6:23 Round 1 of 3

Dan Bobish
0-1-0 9-6-0

Pride 28: High Octane
Main Card | Heavyweight

Loss | Submission | Armlock
5:25 Round 1 of 3

Hidehiko Yoshida
0-0-0 3-1-1

Pride Critical Countdown 2004
Main Card | Heavyweight

Weigh-In: 250.0 lbs | Referee: Minoru Toyonaga

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