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Completed MMA Bout

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt

Main Card | Heavyweight · 120 kg | MMA

Mark Hunt defeats Cheick Kongo via KO/TKO at 2:11 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt
Mmaweekly large Cheick Kongo

Hunt
KO/TKO
Round 1

Mark Hunt Cheick Kongo

"Super Samoan"

7-7-0   Pro Record At Fight   17-6-2
Climbed to 8-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 17-7
+225 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -275 (Moderate Favorite)
Nz New Zealand   Nationality   Fr France
Sydney, Australia   Fighting out of   Widnes, United Kingdom
37 years, 11 months, 2 days   Age at Fight   36 years, 9 months, 1 day
264.0 lbs (119.7 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   229.0 lbs (103.9 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'4" (194cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   81.0" (206cm)
American Top Team   Gym   Quoniam Gym
UFC 144
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 144: Edgar vs. Henderson
  • Date: Saturday 02.25.2012 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: Saitama Super Arena
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Saitama, Japan
  • Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 10 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 120 kg (265.0 lbs)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Kongo Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Hunt Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Kongo vs. Hunt Wiki Update Wiki

The tenth bout of UFC 144 featured Cheick Kongo taking on Mark Hunt in a heavyweight matchup.


Hunt threw a low kick to begin and slipped to his back. Kongo pressed forward to try and clinch up, but Hunt reversed away from the fence and broke free. Kongo fired away with jabs and low kicks while Hunt looked for the home run. Hunt connected with a solid left that staggered Kongo. A few moments later Hunt landed a right hand then follow up combination that sent Kongo to the mat. Hunt followed up with one more power right hand that forced referee Herb Dean to jump in to stop the fight.


The official end came at 2:11 of the first round for Mark Hunt's TKO. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Hunt commented, "I feel good... Yeah it is yeah [the biggest victory of my MMA career]... I feel good... my wife and kids I love you baby..."

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:43 PM ET
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Kongo vs. Hunt Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1637  
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KO/TKO
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Hunt
24%
Kongo
76%

Kongo vs. Hunt Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

in Los Angeles for few days
5 days
after
@franciscarmont Merci Francis . Je serais là pour ton prochain combat en Suède . Je compte sur toi pour une belle victoire .Bon courage !
4 days
after
Follow me on Facebook ! http://t.co/1PNlx9Xs
4 days
after
on my way home .
3 days
after
Un énorme merci à mes fans, vous m'avez montré un soutien indéfectible après ma défaite, je ne pouvais en esperer plus . MERCI POUR TOUT!
2 days
after
Many thanks to all my fans . You showed me an amazing support following this tremendous loss , I couldn't expect more . I'll be back .
2 days
after
félicitation à Mark Hunt . Je suis navré de cette défaite, j'ai manqué mon coup mais je reviendrais plus fort . Soyez en certains .
2 days
after
Congrats to Mark Hunt . I'm sorry 4 this loss . I missed a big step but anyway, I'll be back soon .
2 days
after
A Photo is Worth a Thousand Words . UFC 144 Japan Weigh In http://t.co/9YDVJ6YA
9 hours
before
UFC 144 Weigh In : Cheick Kongo (229) vs. Mark Hunt (263) @ufc http://t.co/8uLWNbij
17 hours
before
► La pesée de l'UFC 144 en direct dans 47 minutes ici. The UFC 144 Weigh in 47 minutes here: http://t.co/Zc19AIsW
19 hours
before
Moi posant avec Yoshi le lezard de Mario Bros . Me and Yoshi from Mario Bros @ufc144 http://t.co/KaPvuED7
3 days
before
Funny Interview with my bro @Rampage4real & @arielhelwani ... Zombi Toe ah ah
3 days
before
MMA Weekly Interview http://t.co/xbWNe4nD @MMAWeeklycom
3 days
before
HILARIOUS Manga UFC 144 Trailer @Rampage4real @ufc : http://t.co/H2CSDqLQ
5 days
before
petit message pour mes fans francophones en direct de TOKYO http://t.co/sg0uXOHU
5 days
before
Cheick Kongo dans le @snatchmag de ce mois pour un portrait comme seul Snatch sait le faire . Des Barres . Merci à Raphaël pour l'ITV
6 days
before
Mistakes happen and there is nothing you can do about it . We all make mistakes . Forgive and move on ! Leave @chandellapowell ALONE !
7 days
before
こんにちはすべて Bonjour à tous ! Le French Samourai est bien arrivé au Pays du Soleil Levant .
7 days
before
Japan here we come, décollage imminent avec toute ma TEAM . @Rampage4real @gavinsterritt @DaveJacksonMMA @tomblackledge @antiheromma & more
8 days
before
rejoignez moi pour un chat en direct sur : http://t.co/yetwz8JF
8 days
before
@timsylviamma If you say so ... I am in the UFC , still . Where u at Tim ? @ufc
8 days
before
► "Don't Turn Your Back On Kongo" Limited edition T-Shirt collection ◄ Soon available in USA, UK, Europe ... http://t.co/KX5ZskaH
8 days
before
Pour plus de news, photos, vidéos, suivez moi sur Facbook : http://t.co/1PNlx9Xs
8 days
before
En direct ce soir à 20h pour un chat exclusif. Je répondrais à toutes vos questions, ne soyez pas en retard ! http://t.co/yetwz8JF @ufc
8 days
before
http://t.co/KX5ZskaH - Soon available in UK, USA, Europe ...
9 days
before
"Don't Turn Your Back On Kongo" Limited edition T-Shirt collection , available soon to order ! http://t.co/KX5ZskaH
9 days
before
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