In December of 2013, Mark Hunt and Antônio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva fought for five hard rounds. The judges scored it as a draw, a rarity in the sport that sometimes seems to be given out of respect and astonishment. Outside of the stellar pace and action of the fight, the sheer will of Hunt and Silva was enough the UFC to award the bout “Fight of the Night” award, and fans to embrace it as one the best fights ever.
First reported by MMAFighting, the second contest between two of the UFC’s best heavyweights will happen at UFC 193 on November 14th in Melbourne, Australia.
Both fighters have had a rocky time in their shared division lately. After facing Bigfoot the first time, Mark Hunt knocked out Roy Nelson, but lost to the now interim champion, Fabricio Werdum, and Stipe Miocic.
During the same amount of time, Bigfoot was knocked out by Andre Arlovski and Frank Mir, but won his last bout against Soa Palelei. It’s interesting to note that Bigfoot had to forfeit his “Fight of the Night” after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, which you should read about here.
Hunt vs. Silva 2 won’t matter too much in terms of the divisional pecking order, but fans will get a chance to see another amazing display.
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