UFC 193 is just around the corner, and heavyweight fan favorite Mark Hunt will return to rematch Antonio Silva on the November 14 main card. Australia plays host to the festivities and it’s the Etihad Stadium with it’s 70,000 capacity that will attempt to break the all time UFC attendance and gate record. Headlining is the women’s bantamweight championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.
Back to Hunt and Silva, the two storied heavyweights have a great reason to rematch, their 2013 Brisbane bangfest was simply that entertaining that it needed a do-over. ‘The Super Samoan’ has been down on his luck lately, getting topped by Stipe Miocic and Fabricio Werdum in his last two outings. ‘Bigfoot’ stopped a two fight skid with a TKO over Soa Palelei in August, but a loss to Hunt would certainly kick start retirement talk again for the giant Brazilian.
So will it be another fight of the night and candidate for fight of the year? Quite possibly, but don’t be at all surprised if we see someone get put to sleep quickly.
Check out the Mark Hunt vs. Cheick Kongo full fight video above, courtesy of UFC on Youtube, and stay tuned.