UFC Fight Night Results: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Results and Post Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs Hunt took place December 6, 2013 from Brisbane, Australia. The main event was a heavyweight showdown between MMA veteran Mark Hunt, and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

UFC Fight Night Brisbane Weigh In

Round 1: Both fighters come to the center and face off. They circle in the center, gauging each other’s timing. Silva throws a light side kick that lands. Hunt starts to feint some light jabs. Silva throws a front kick to Hunt’s body that grazes him slightly. Both men are being extremely cautious during the first minute.

Silva throws another side kick to the leg that lands. Neither man has thrown anything of significance. Hunt throws a jab that is short of the mark, and Bigfoot throws a moderate leg kick that lands. Hunt throws two jabs and rushes Silva with some wild hooks. Silva ducks them and slips to the canvas. Silva recovers and they face off once again.

Silva throws another front kick that lands followed by a right hook that misses. They each circle in the center, still cautious. Silva throws another front kick that misses. Silva throws a high kick that Hunt ducks. Neither Hunt nor Silva appears aggressive, they are very respectful of each other’s power and skills.

Hunt rushes in and throws a left, right hook combo that Silva blocks with his gloves. Both men trade shots and Silva lands a hook that drops Hunt to the canvas. Silva swarms him, and Hunt is able to get back to his feet. Silva maintains the clinch up against the cage and tries to land a knee. Hunt pushes Bigfoot back and they face off again.

They stay in the center and circle each other. Hunt throws a few jabs that Bigfoot blocks. Silva throws a light leg kick that lands. Hunt follows up with a leg kick of his own that grazes Silva. Silva throws another kick, punch combo that slightly lands. They continue measuring each other, neither anxious to force the action.

Hunt rushes in throwing a couple of wild hooks that miss, and Silva tries to land one of his own and misses. Silva gets Hunt against the cage and Hunt reverses the position. They separate and face off once again. The round ends with them facing off near the cage.

Round 2: They face off in the center, once again being cautious. Hunt rushes forward with several hooks but misses. Silva lands a strong leg kick that buckles Hunt. The action seems to pick up so far as both men are attacking more frequently. Silva bolts forward throwing hooks of his own, but misses. Bigfoot throws a spinning back kick that misses.

Hunt keeps pushing forward throwing hooks and jabs, but Silva blocks them with his arms and gloves. Both men continue facing off in the center. They trade more often in this round, each throwing punches and kicks. Hunt lands a solid body kick and Silva returns a leg kick.

The action slows back down slightly, but they continue to trade shots. Silva lands a stinging leg kick that visibly hurts Hunt. Silva swarms him against the cage, but is unable to finish. The round ends with them facing off near the cage.

Round 3: Both men come to the center and Silva throws another leg kick. Hunt gets Silva’s leg and takes him down. Silva is able to get back up and Hunt holds him against the cage. Silva breaks away and they face off. Hunt tries another take down and gets Silva down for a second. Hunt gets him against the cage and Silva breaks away.

Hunt is moving forward while Bigfoot circles on the outside. Hunt rushes in with some wild hooks but misses. They face off briefly and Hunt lands a straight right hand that connects and drops Bigfoot. Hunt jumps into his guard trying to finish. Bigfoot covers his face, and Hunt tries to break through. Hunt lands a couple elbows and a few punches, but not enough to finish.

Bigfoot is blocking just trying to survive while Hunt reigns down punches and elbows. The round ends with Hunt in top position.

Round 4: The meet in the center and Hunt immediately goes on the attack. He throws a few hooks but they all miss. Hunt gets Silva against the cage and holds him there momentarily. They break apart and Silva launches his own attack. He throws several straight punches that miss. Bigfoot goes for a takedown but Hunt defends and turns it around. Hunt gets Silva down against the cage and starts reigning down punches.

Silva is able to get back to his feet and they face off again. They trade shots in the center back and forth. Hunt lands, Bigfoot lands back, and then Silva gets Hunt’s head in the plum and lands a moderate knee to the head. It wobbles Hunt, and Silva comes forward throwing punch after punch.

He backs Hunt against the cage, throwing more punches that land, followed by another knee to the top of the head. Hunt blasts back with two solid left hooks. Hunt tries to get Silva down but Bigfoot ends up in top position. Bigfoot lands two elbows followed by 2 punches. Hunt is trying to survive the onslaught of Silva.

Silva gets into the mounted position and reigns down major ground and pound to Hunt’s face. Hunt’s face is busted open, but he survives to the end of the round.

Round 5: Final round, both fighters are extremely exhausted. They touch gloves in the center and face off. Hunt blasts forward immediately with a solid right hook. Hunt moves forward again with a two punch hook combo that stuns Silva slightly. They each trade shots in the center.

Hunt lands the better of the exchanges, but Silva hangs in there. Bother men are busted up terribly. Hunt moves in again and lands several solid hooks to Silva’s face. Silva returns fire but Hunt is landing more solid punches. Bigfoot lands two strong right hands that force Hunt back into the cage. The two men are duking it out back and forth, and the audience is standing and cheering the whole time.

The fight ends with both men slugging it out against the cage. The audience gives a standing ovation to Bigfoot and Hunt for putting on one of the best heavyweight performances of the year. After deliberating, the judges call the bout a draw. No one is surprised, and everyone is pleased with the decision.

Fight Highlights: Hunt vs Silva

Hunt & Bigfoot Post Fight Interview

Main Card Results:

Shogun Rua wins with an impressive first round knockout of James TeHuna.

Ryan Bader looked impressive as he won a decision victory over Anthony Perosh.

Soa Palelei stopped Pat Barry in impressive fashion in the first round, taking him down and knocking him out in the mounted position.

Clint Hester won a TKO victory over Dylan Andrews, after Andrews was not able to continue in the 3rd round due to an arm injury.

In her UFC debut, Bethe Correia looked impressive, defeating veteran Julie Kedzie by unanimous decision.

UFC Brisbane Post Fight Conference

Junior Dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt Full Fight Video

UFC 160 took place May 25, 2013 from Las Vegas, NV. The co-main event was a heavyweight showdown between Junior Dos Santos and Mark Hunt.

With only one loss on his record to Cain Velasquez at UFC 155, Dos Santos record was perfect. He previously defeated Cain Velasquez at UFC on Fox 1 to capture the heavyweight belt in 2011. He defended it once against Frank Mir at UFC 146, then lost it back to Velasquez. A convincing victory against Mark Hunt would propel Dos Santos right back into title contention.

Mark Hunt is a long time MMA veteran who has fought some of the greatest names in the sport, including Fedor Emelianenko, Wanderlei Silva, Mirko Cro Cop, Josh Barnett, and Alistair Overeem. He was on a tear, winning 4 of his last 5 UFC bouts. He is known for his knockout power, finishing Check Kongo, Stephan Struve, and Chris Tuchscherer all by KO. A win over Dos Santos would make Mark Hunt a true contender for the championship belt.

Round 1:  They both come out, touch gloves, and face off in the center. Hunt immediately lands a hard leg kick and Dos Santos circles away. Dos Santos is circling on the outside, trying to find his rhythm. Hunt seems to be the aggressor, throwing leg kicks that land. Out of nowhere, Dos Santos drops a bomb of a right hand that drops Hunt to the canvas. Hunt pops right back up while Dos Santos swarms. Hunt shakes it off and they face off once again in the center. Hunt throws some haymakers of his own that barely miss the mark.

Both fighters circle each other, looking for openings to land a big shot. The action stales a little as they both appear to be head hunting. Dos Santos land another strong shot, but Hunt keeps coming forward. Dos Santos is circling backward while Hunt continues coming after him. Dos Santos seems to have the speed advantage, landing constant jabs to Mark Hunt’s body. Finally, the round comes to an end.

Round 2:  They face off once again, Hunt the aggressor. Dos Santos continues loading up on the right hand, looking for opportunities to land. Hunt continues throwing leg kicks that land. They are both attempting to throw haymakers that are just missing the mark. They continue to trade in the center, Hunt throwing more leg kicks, and Dos Santos jabbing to the body and head. Dos Santos starts to find his rhythm, landing 5 to 6 unanswered jabs. Hunt moves forward as Dos Santos tees off on him with stiff and solid jabs.

Dos Santos gets bold and does a spinning back kick that actually lands to Hunt’s midsection. Hunt continues to come forward looking for that big shot. Dos Santos keeps Hunt at bay by circling away and using his quick jab. Hunt catches Dos Santos against the cage and they trade a flurry of hard thrown punches, none which do any major damage. Dos Santos breaks away and goes back to the center. Dos Santos shoots for a takedown and scores right in the center of the ring. He goes into the side control and starts to work his face with his elbow. Dos Santos doesn’t really do any significant damage, controlling Hunt for the remainder of the round. Hunt pops up at the last second and the round ends.

Round 3: They come out to center, touch gloves again, and face off. Hunt once again goes on the hunt, throwing haymakers that are barely missing. Dos Santos continues to circle back, using his jab to keep Hunt at bay. He jabs at both Hunt’s body and head effectively. Both men look weary in the 3rd round, but they continue to engage each other. It’s more of the same throughout the first two minutes with Hunt stalking forward trying to land bombs, while Dos Santos picks him apart from the outside.

Dos Santos throws a kick to the side of Hunt’s body that lands and moves Hunt back. He recovers and moves forward once again, relentless in pushing the action. Dos Santos keeps landing most of the significant shots, jabs to the face and jabs to the body. Now with half the round gone, the action continues the same. Hunt attacking, but not with a sense of urgency. Dos Santos looks very confident, pretty much picking Hunt apart throughout the whole round. Hunt swings wildly two times, just missing the mark, but not by much. Dos Santos uses two jabs to land a solid right which seems to irritate Hunt’s face.

He continues moving forward, determined to bring the fight to Dos Santos. With  under 2 minutes, Hunt is still swinging for the fences, hoping to land that one shot that will take Dos Santos out. Dos Santos jabs a couple more times, then lands a solid punch that staggers Hunt. Dos Santos senses Hunt is in trouble and moves in for the finish, throwing haymakers that barely miss. Hunt answers back by throwing one of his own, but he is still hurt from that Dos Santos left.

They face off in the center of the ring with 1 minute left in the fight. Hunt’s hands are down at his sides as he is extremely tired, but he still manages to throw jabs at Junior. Dos Santos comes forward and throws a spinning back kick that grazes the top of Hunt’s head. Hunt drops to the canvas and Dos Santos swarms him, landing 2 more punches before the referee comes in to stop the fight. Junior Dos Santos is the winner, defeating Mark Hunt by KO in the third round.


UFC on Fuel TV 8: Recap

Hector Lombard showed about 50 seconds of greatness in round 3, but it was too late. The former Bellator fighter let Yushin Okami dictate the pace the majority of the fight, and in the end the judges had Yushin Okami defeating Hector Lombard via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28). Mark Hunt ‘s losses in his MMA career had almost all come from being submitted. Stefan Struve took advantage of that quickly and took Hunt out of his element and to the ground.

However, to much surprise, Hunt showed a much improved ground game. Hunt managed to weasel his way out of submission attempts by Struve, and his improved conditioning allowed him to throw some devastating punches that eventually earned him a victory over Struve. Mark Hunt def. Stefan Struve via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:44.

Diego Sanchez always puts on a show, and has multiple FOTN honors. However, this Diego didn’t seem like the Sanchez of old. He missed weight which caused him to forfeit part of his winnings, and he didn’t seem in shape or as aggressive as usual. In a uneventful fight, the judges had Diego Sanchez defeating Takanori Gomi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Many, including Dana White did not agree with that outcome.

In one of the most epic battles we’ve seen in the Octagon as of late. Silva and Stann put on a show, and gave a blueprint to other fighters how to keep a job in the UFC. These two stood toe to toe and let it all hang out in a back and forth battle that saw both fighters connect and hit the canvass a few times. Eventually Silva landed a nasty 1-2 combo that dropped Captain America. Silva KO’s Stann in round 2.