Before Mark Hunt fights Derrick Lewis in the UFC Auckland main event, watch his 2014 knockout win over Roy Nelson.
Perhaps it’s just coincidence that the week after Roy Nelson announced his move to Bellator MMA, the UFC’s free fight video for Mark Hunt just so happens to be his KO win over “Big Country” back in September 2014. Whatever the case, it’s there, and it’s available for your viewing at the top of the page.
I’m a huge fan of uppercut finishes, so Hunt’s uppercut shutting Roy Nelson down remains one of my favorite MMA knockouts in recent years. This is one of only two times that Nelson has been knocked out, with the other coming against Andrei Arlovski back in the EliteXC days. Hunt would parlay his Nelson win into a short-notice interim title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, which he would lost by TKO in round 2 after a strong round 1.
Hunt fights Derrick Lewis in the UFC Auckland main event on Saturday, June 10th (Sunday, June 11th in New Zealand), with the main card kicking off at 10 PM ET on Fox Sports 1.
Side note: Lewis’ free fight video is the dreaded Ruan Potts fight, which is just a bizarre decision given all of the other wins he has managed in his UFC career.