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Mark Hunt


ABOUT
Mark Hunt

Full NameMark Richard Hunt

BornMarch 23, 1974

Height5'10"

NationalityNew Zealander

ABOUT

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.


  1. Mark Hunt Kickboxing
  2. Mark Hunt PRIDE
  3. Mark Hunt UFC
  4. Mark Hunt Career Stats
  5. Mark Hunt Last Fight
  6. Mark Hunt Record



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Mark Hunt Kickboxing


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 PRIDE


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 UFC


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.



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Mark Hunt Career Stats


Current Status:

Mark Hunt's current record stands at 13-14-1 (1). Mark retired from MMA in 2018


Win-Loss-Draw:

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Wins by KO/TKO:

  1. 10


Wins by Submission:

  1. 0


Wins by Decision:

  1. 3


Current Titles:

  1. None


Reach:

  1. 72 in (183cm)


Weight:

  1. 265 lb / 120 kg


Weight Class:

  1. Featherweight



Mark Hunt Last Fight


Mark Hunt's last fight was against Justin Willis at UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa. Hunt lost the fight via unanimous decision


Mark Hunt Record


Below is the professional MMA record of Mark hunt:


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDate
Loss13-14-1 (1)Justin WillisDecision (unanimous)UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Tuivasa02/12/2018
Loss13-13-1 (1)Aleksei OleinikSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Oleinik15/09/2018
Loss13-12-1 (1)Curtis BlaydesDecision (unanimous)UFC 22111/02/2018
Win13-11-1 (1)Derrick LewisTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt11/06/2017
Loss12-11-1 (1)Alistair OvereemKO (knee)UFC 20904/03/2017
NC12-10-1 (1)Brock LesnarNC (overturned)UFC 20009/07/2016
Win12-10-1Frank MirKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir20/03/2016
Win11-10-1Antônio SilvaTKO (punches)UFC 19315/11/2015
Loss10-10-1Stipe MiocicTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Miocic vs. Hunt10/05/2015
Loss10-9-1Fabrício WerdumTKO (knee and punches)UFC 18015/11/2014
Win10-8-1Roy NelsonKO (punch)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson20/09/2014
Draw9-8-1Antônio SilvaDraw (majority)UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot07/12/2013
Loss9-8Junior dos SantosKO (spinning hook kick)UFC 16025/05/2013
Win9-7Stefan StruveTKO (punches)UFC on Fuel TV: Silva vs. Stann03/03/2013
Win8-7Cheick KongoTKO (punches)UFC 14426/02/2012
Win7-7Ben RothwellDecision (unanimous)UFC 13524/09/2011
Win6-7Chris TuchschererKO (punch)UFC 12727/02/2011
Loss5-7Sean McCorkleSubmission (straight armbar)UFC 11925/09/2010
Loss5-6Gegard MousasiSubmission (straight armbar)Dream 926/05/2009
Loss5-5Melvin ManhoefKO (punches)Dynamite!! 200831/12/2008
Loss5-4Alistair OvereemSubmission (keylock)Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix 2008 Final Round21/07/2008
Loss5-3Fedor EmelianenkoSubmission (kimura)Pride Shockwave 200631/12/2006
Loss5-2Josh BarnettSubmission (kimura)Pride Critical Countdown Absolute01/07/2006
Win5-1Tsuyoshi KohsakaTKO (punches)Pride Total Elimination Absolute05/05/2006
Win4-1Yosuke NishijimaKO (punch)PRIDE 3126/02/2006
Win3-1Mirko Cro CopDecision (split)PRIDE Shockwave 200531/12/2005
Win2-1Wanderlei SilvaDecision (split)PRIDE Shockwave 200431/10/2004
Win1-1Dan BobishTKO (kick to the body)PRIDE 2831/10/2004
Loss0-1Hidehiko YoshidaSubmission (armbar)PRIDE Critical Countdown 200420/06/2004


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