The 43-year-old (27 years older than Blaydes) former K-1 world champion Mark Hunt entered this fight with a pro mma record of 13-11-1 (77% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.5 heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Stipe Miocic). He fought twice last year losing to Alistair Overeem (Overeem vs Hunt 2) and beating Derrick Lewis (Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt).
His opponent, Curtis Blaydes, has a record of 8-1-0 (88% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Francis Ngannou in 2016, after this fight he has won over Cody East, Adam Milstead (then overturned in a no-contest beacause he tested positive for marijuana), Daniel Omielanczuk (Omielanczuk vs Blaydes) and Alexey Oleynik (Alexey Oleynik vs Curtis Blaydes). Blaydes vs Hunt is on the undercard of Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold – UFC 221. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 221: Romero vs Rockhold
Where: Perth Arena, Perth, Australia
Division: heavyweight (265 lbs, 120 kg)
UFC 221 fight card (main fights):
Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold
Mark Hunt vs Curtis Blaydes
Tai Tuivasa vs Cyril Asker
Jingliang Li vs Jake Matthews
Tyson Pedro vs Saparbek Safarov
Jussier Formiga vs Ben Nguyen
Hunt’s previous fight: Derrick Lewis vs Mark Hunt
Blaydes’ previous fight: Alexey Oleynik vs Curtis Blaydes
Hunt vs Blaydes Fight Video:
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