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Hunt Scores Walkaway Knockout on Mir in Round One
Mark ‘The Super Samoan’ Hunt proved that age is just a number in Brisbane with a stunning straight right hand that sent Frank Mir down in under three minutes of their main event heavyweight bout.
Hunt, who turns 42 in three days time, looked in the same, leaner, shape that he boasted during his last trip to the Octagon at UFC 193 against Antonio Silva. Tagging away at Mir, it became obvious that the former heavyweight champion wanted none of Hunt’s striking as he failed to ground the contest on multiple occasions.
Just shy of the three-minute mark, Hunt pawed out a couple of jabs that lured Mir onto a lighting bolt straight. Mir collapsed and Hunt walked away casually in the other direction, raising his hands almost apologetically in his stride.
The Brisbane faithful cheered on Hunt, who once again underlined his status as a combat sports legend between his achievements in kickboxing, and now MMA.
Magny Survives Early Lombard Onslaught to Claim Biggest Career Win
Neil Magny rode out a storm of aggression to claim the biggest scalp of his career when Hector Lombard succumbed to his strikes in the third round of their co-main event slot, in a bout that shouldn’t have left the second.
Lombard wobbled his way to the middle of the Octagon in the third and although he tried to reel off some of his signature power, he was already a spent force. Magny poured on a blitz of punches and chased it up with a flying knee. Taking the fight to the ground he moved into a mounted triangle where he landed strikes, which prompted referee Steve Perceval to stop the fight.
Perceval allowed the fight to go much further than it should have by allowing it ….View full article