Topic: UFC

Hunt to headline UFC event in Australia

By Tamati Tiananga
  • Auckland

UFC heavyweight competitor Mark Hunt was once unwanted by the UFC, but now the Kiwi-born Samoan fighter will headline the UFC event in Australia next week.

Hunt will face 4th ranked fighter in the world, Antonio Silva.

Reporter Tamati Tiananga got up close with Hunt as he prepares for the big show down on December 7 in Brisbane, Australia, as described below:

The time is 6am and Mark Hunt is getting ready before his team and trainers arrive.

Hunt has given Te Kāea special permission for our camera to capture his final sparring preparations, and it's evident that he's hungry for a victory.

Hunt is on track, despite the obstacles he faced in preparing to fight Junior Dos Santos.

Bigfoot is in his sight, he's a renowned fighter, but the Samoan also brings a lot to the UFC stage.

A fight plan with a mix of kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) has been developed.

The mastermind behind this is close friend and head trainer Steve Oliver from Ngāti Porou.

This Sunday, Hunt will leave for Brisbane.