Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva Will Headline UFN 33 In Brisbane


Fan favorite Mark Hunt is going to return to action, as UFC officials confirm that he will face Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva at UFN 33. The event, set to take place in Brisbane Australia, will be headlined by the Heavyweight clash between Hunt and Bigfoot.

UFC Australia confirmed the bout via Twitter:

Hunt has been out of action since UFC 160, where he suffered a brutal heel kick KO loss at the hands and feet of Junior Dos Santos. Hunt was on a four-fight win streak before 160 and was rapidly becoming a potential title contender.

Bigfoot last competed also at UFC 160, suffering a repeat of history when Velasquez dropped him in one round. Prior to that night, Silva had scored upset knockout victories over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem and had made a big foot print on the HW division.

Hunt will once again be at a disadvantage in the height and reach department, but Stefan Struve’s jaw will tell you that reach isn’t everything. I actually give Hunt the advantage in this scrap due to his incredibly durable chin.

Four of Bigfoot’s five losses have come by some form of knockout, something that will play massively in the favor of the heavy-handed Samoan. UFN 33 will go down on December 7th, just three weeks before Silva vs. Weidman II at UFC 168, and will help round out a year of quality UFC/MMA events.

  • So basically Big foot is getting KO'd on December 7th.

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  • Finally a UFC event in my home city…Hooray

  • I think Bigfoot does not want to fight on standing and will take down and submission Hunt … but we'll see, I hope this is not his plan, because I want to see KO!!

    • I think Bigfoot is a great fighter I just don't think he will be able to take hunt down and if he can't I see nothing but KO written all over his waking up grin.

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      Hunt's TDD is no joke these days. It's not a given that he could get the takedown even if he wants to.

  • Bigfoot better have a very smart game plan and work on his transition into the takedown, or else hes screwed because theres no way he can take hunt striking.