|Full Name||Mark Richard Hunt|
|Date of Birth||March 23, 1974|
Mark "The Super Samoan" is a former Pride FC and UFC Heavyweight fighter with a professional MMA record of 13-wins, 14-losses, 1-draw, and 1-no contest. Hunt won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix and has a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Mark Hunt started his combat sports journey in his early 20s as a kickboxer. Hunt fought in the Oceanian kickboxing circuit and amassed a record of 15-wins and 4-losses before entering the K-1 Oceania Tournament in 2000.
Hunt dominated everyone in the tournament as he defeated Aumitage, Rony Sefo, and Phil Fagan by knockout to clinch the title.
Hunt had a successful run as a kickboxer after he got signed with K-1. He won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix Preliminary Melbourne Champion, followed by a second K-1 Oceania Grand Prix Championship victory. The main highlight of his career came in the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix Championship that he won after coming back from the Repechage stage.
His final major accomplishment came next year at the 2002 K-1 World Grand Prix Final, where he placed third. Hunt transitioned to MMA 2004 and signed with PRIDE FC.
Mark Hunt made his debut at Hidehiko Yoshida at PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004 and lost via submission armbar. He bounced back and defeated Dan Bobish at PRIDE 28.
Mark next replaced Kazushi Sakuraba and fought Wanderlei Silva on short notice. Mark matched Wanderlei in intensity and squeezed out a split decision victory in the slugfest. He next fought Mirko Cro Cop at Pride 31 in a brawl that ended with Hunt winning on the judge's scorecard via split decision. He won his next 2-fights at Pride before his career took a dip at PRIDE.
Hunt lost his next 2-fights in PRIDE against Josh Barnett and Fedor Emelianenko following which he left the promotion and left MMA as a whole for a year to focus on his Professional Wrestling Career.
Hunt returned to MMA in 2008 and went on a 3-fight losing streak before joining the UFC in 2010.
Mark Hunt made his UFC debut at UFC 119 against Sean McCorkle. Mark continued his losing run as he got submitted in 63-seconds via straight armbar submission.
He got his momentum back in his next fight for the UFC at UFC 127 against Chris Tuchscherer. Hunt KOed Chris in the second round to earn the Knockout of the Night bonus and end his win drought in MMA. Mark won his next 3-fights in the promotion before fighting UFC veteran Junior dos Santos at UFC 160.
Santos KO'ed Hunt via spinning hook kick KO in the back-and-forth fight that got the Fight of the Night honors. Hunt then fought Antonio Silva at UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot that was deemed an instant classic despite being drawn.
He KO'ed Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 52 and then replaced Cain Velasquez to fight Fabricio Werdum for the Interim UFC Heavyweight Championship at UFC 180. Hunt dominated Werdum in the early stages of the fight but failed to capitalize as Werdum TKO'ed him in the second round.
Hunt went 2-1 in his next 3-fights before fighting Brock Lesnar at UFC 200. The fighters battled for the entire 25-minute duration that ended with a unanimous decision victory for Brock Lesnar. The decision was later overturned by NSAC after Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene.
Hunt went 1-4 in his last 5-with his sole victory coming against Derrick Lewis.
He left the company in 2018 and retired from MMA.
Mark Hunt's current record stands at 13-14-1 (1). Mark retired from MMA in 2018
Mark Hunt's last fight was against Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa. Hunt lost the fight via unanimous decision
Below is the professional MMA record of Mark hunt:
|Loss||13-14-1 (1)||Justin Willis||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa||02/12/2018|
|Loss||13-13-1 (1)||Aleksei Oleinik||Submission (rear-naked choke)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik||15/09/2018|
|Loss||13-12-1 (1)||Curtis Blaydes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 221||11/02/2018|
|Win||13-11-1 (1)||Derrick Lewis||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt||11/06/2017|
|Loss||12-11-1 (1)||Alistair Overeem||KO (knee)||UFC 209||04/03/2017|
|NC||12-10-1 (1)||Brock Lesnar||NC (overturned)||UFC 200||09/07/2016|
|Win||12-10-1||Frank Mir||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir||20/03/2016|
|Win||11-10-1||Antônio Silva||TKO (punches)||UFC 193||15/11/2015|
|Loss||10-10-1||Stipe Miocic||TKO (punches)||UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt||10/05/2015|
|Loss||10-9-1||Fabrício Werdum||TKO (knee and punches)||UFC 180||15/11/2014|
|Win||10-8-1||Roy Nelson||KO (punch)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson||20/09/2014|
|Draw||9-8-1||Antônio Silva||Draw (majority)||UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot||07/12/2013|
|Loss||9-8||Junior dos Santos||KO (spinning hook kick)||UFC 160||25/05/2013|
|Win||9-7||Stefan Struve||TKO (punches)||UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann||03/03/2013|
|Win||8-7||Cheick Kongo||TKO (punches)||UFC 144||26/02/2012|
|Win||7-7||Ben Rothwell||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 135||24/09/2011|
|Win||6-7||Chris Tuchscherer||KO (punch)||UFC 127||27/02/2011|
|Loss||5-7||Sean McCorkle||Submission (straight armbar)||UFC 119||25/09/2010|
|Loss||5-6||Gegard Mousasi||Submission (straight armbar)||Dream 9||26/05/2009|
|Loss||5-5||Melvin Manhoef||KO (punches)||Dynamite!! 2008||31/12/2008|
|Loss||5-4||Alistair Overeem||Submission (keylock)||Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round||21/07/2008|
|Loss||5-3||Fedor Emelianenko||Submission (kimura)||Pride Shockwave 2006||31/12/2006|
|Loss||5-2||Josh Barnett||Submission (kimura)||Pride Critical Countdown Absolute||01/07/2006|
|Win||5-1||Tsuyoshi Kohsaka||TKO (punches)||Pride Total Elimination Absolute||05/05/2006|
|Win||4-1||Yosuke Nishijima||KO (punch)||PRIDE 31||26/02/2006|
|Win||3-1||Mirko Cro Cop||Decision (split)||PRIDE Shockwave 2005||31/12/2005|
|Win||2-1||Wanderlei Silva||Decision (split)||PRIDE Shockwave 2004||31/10/2004|
|Win||1-1||Dan Bobish||TKO (kick to the body)||PRIDE 28||31/10/2004|
|Loss||0-1||Hidehiko Yoshida||Submission (armbar)||PRIDE Critical Countdown 2004||20/06/2004|