Topic: Lewis vs. Hunt

Lewis vs. Hunt

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Oddsbot
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03.20.2017 | 11:23 AM ET

This is the official discussion thread for Lewis vs. Hunt. Let's see what you've got.

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Mark "Super Samoan" Hunt
Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis

Hunt
KO/TKO
Round 4

Mark Hunt Derrick Lewis

"Super Samoan" "The Black Beast"

12-11-1   Pro Record At Fight   18-4-0
Climbed to 13-11   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-5
+120 (Near Even)   Betting Odds   -145 (Slight Favorite)
New Zealand   Nationality   United States
Sydney, Australia   Fighting out of   Houston, Texas
43 years, 2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days   Age at Fight   32 years, 4 months, 3 days
265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   265.0 lbs (120.2 kgs)
5'10" (178cm)   Height   6'3" (191cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   79.0" (201cm)
American Top Team   Gym   Silverback Fight Club
Tapology Community Predictions: 1309  
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KO/TKO
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Submission
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Decision
Hunt
44%
Lewis
56%

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Piercerdan
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06.05.2017 | 4:02 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

big step up for the black beast. If hunt finds that chin we learn a lot. if lewis finds that chin we learn a lot. picking hunt with my heart!

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jmartini1985
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06.06.2017 | 12:01 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

two big powerful strikers, i think mark hunt is the more technical of the two and has the better leg kicks so technically speaking he should have the striking advantage. However I think this is Lewis time to shine is the younger fresher man, hes riding a 6 fight win streak while hunt is coming off one brutal loss and that loss to lesner, he hasn't looked the same in recent years. also the 7 in reach advantage and the wrestling advantage of lewis should give him the edge. I dont think Hunt has too many more fights in him with all that being said I still think the first one to land wins. I see that being Lewis but its a close fight i think the money line is right.

* Edited at 06.06.2017, 12:02 AM ET *

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06.06.2017 | 7:47 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

At this line, i am on Black Beast for sure. I think we first of all, have to accept Hunt is no more the same and as @Yoss said it, he's more like finishing his contract than training to death for this fight. Hunt just get KO cold like 3-4 month ago this is insane + his age. Hunt have no real kick game and no TD game that are for me very useful tools against a brawler like Lewis (Browne's game was perfect against BB even if he failed hard..). Lewis have big size and reach advantage (Hunt is used to fight against bigger guys but still).

My concern with BB is that this guy have a really poor fight IQ and i can see him getting caught stupidly. If he secures a TD which is very feasable and switch into King Kong G&P mode, it's all over. He really have everything it takes to get that win, and at even lines, i m all on it.

rappinpapsoda
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06.06.2017 | 8:06 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Anxious to see if Hunt can pull this off.

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lldowntoearthll
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06.06.2017 | 7:54 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

always the chance that hunto lands and lewis has a questionable chin, but i think there's just too much momentum to stop, both physically and metaphorically.
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06.07.2017 | 7:26 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Since Hunt does not seem to care, i will go with Lewis.

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06.07.2017 | 8:50 AM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Настало время Марка думаю он отдохнул
DaraghMc
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06.08.2017 | 9:10 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

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Kuma
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06.08.2017 | 3:42 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

I think one thing should be noted,Lewis has fought some of the absolute worst in the UFC HW division and has made a name blasting the bottom of the UFC barrel,and the good guys he's beaten were all on their way down.Jack May whose a bum,Inocente who's a 205'er and got smoked by Perosh his next fight lol,Ruan Potts who had zero business in the UFC.

Viktor Pesta who has 1 win in 5 ufc fights and was iirc smoking Lewis till he gassed,Grabowski who is just a body in the HW division imo,Gonzaga,Nelson (iirc I thought Nelson won) and Browne all past their prime,Abdurahimov who got KO'd by Timothy Johnson in the 1st and hasn't looked great and arguably won the first three rounds before Lewis got a finish in the 4th in a super sloppy fight.All his opponents who he beat have a combined UFC record for their last 4 fights of 7 wins and 22 losses.

I don't put much stock in statistics (although I like to see them),I generally just analyze the fight,but I think it's interesting and I have always thought Lewis has had a pretty good road to look potentially better than he actually is.The guy is so sloppy it's crazy how effective he can be,He has this amazing ability to just power out of stuff,gas guys out with his pace and turn it on exactly when he needs to.His fight with Ricky Shivers was just funny to watch,you want to see one of the sloppiest matches ever involving a highly ranked UFC fighter?That's the one.

I think Lewis might be the safer pick with his hard to control style,pressure,heart,ability to turn it on when needed and Hunt imo looking to just finish his contract, but I gotta go with Hunt.I think if it was Hunt of two years ago he'd KO Lewis without much trouble.Really tough fight to call,it's like rolling the dice on what Hunt shows up,how's his chin,does Lewis fight too aggressive and then the question of Lewis' chin,it's not granite that's for sure,just so many if's in this fight.

* Edited at 06.08.2017, 3:59 PM ET *

rappinpapsoda
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06.08.2017 | 3:45 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Those are good points.  I just think that Hunt is not into the fight.

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06.08.2017 | 10:08 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  



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Gunnar
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06.08.2017 | 11:17 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Full Disclosure - I bet Lewis vs. Travis, so take anything I say with a Derrick Lewis ham fist pinch of salt. Who the **** knows with hunt, I trust him to show up for war but I can't help but wonder if he prepared in a thorough fashion. Lewis is currently streaking and probably trained for this fight extremely hard, also coming off a camp recently he likely had a night of chicken wings and melon soda and got back into training. The KFC king has a similar diet but the technique is his edge, this is not a fight i'll hang my hat on in terms of analysis as it's like predicting which car is worse off in a head on car crash. I think Lewis tries to draw Mark in, make it a game of gas tanks, I just think the deceptively mobile Hunt leaps into a shot and wobbles Lewis, never allowing him to recover and secures under 2 rounds TKO.
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06.09.2017 | 6:07 AM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

A hard choice here but I am going with Hunt. While Lewis is on the more impressive win streak he hasn't faced many strikers as dangerous as Hunt.
rappinpapsoda
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06.09.2017 | 7:35 AM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Wish i had more confidence in Hunt these days.

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06.09.2017 | 6:08 PM ET

Prediction: wrong Lewis   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  




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06.09.2017 | 6:18 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Lewis is funny :)
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06.10.2017 | 4:54 PM ET

Prediction: correct Hunt   correct KO/TKO   wrong Round 1  

Someone's getting knocked the **** out

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