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UFC Fight Night 85 predictions, preview, and analysis

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the FOX Sports 1 network tomorrow night (Sat., March 19, 2016) with UFC Fight Night 85: “Hunt vs. Mir,” taking place inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

That means folks on the scene “Down Under” will be watching on Sunday, while the rest of us can plan on tuning in Saturday night. Blame the space-time continuum, or whatever the astro-nerds use to calculate that sort of thing.

Speaking of space, there won’t be much of it available once lumbering heavyweights Mark Hunt and Frank Mir take center stage in the five-round (lol) main event. The “Super Samoan” will attempt to punch his way into the win column before Mir can lock on a submission.

In the co-main event, Hector Lombard returns from his drug suspension — a result of mystery pills obtained from a friend of a friend — to battle wily welterweight veteran Neil Magny. The big question coming into this fight is what version of “Showeather” remains at age 38.

Only one way to find out.

UFC Fight Night 85 will feature six main card fights in total. If you want to see what’s doing on the FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass “Prelims,” our man Patty Stumberg went into great detail here and here. In addition, P-Stum also dissected the latest odds and betting lines here.

Now then, let’s get to work.

265 lbs.: Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt (11-10-1) vs. Frank Mir (18-10)

Nostradumbass predicts: UFC “Brisbane” has a main event that skates by on the name value of its headliners, but I think we have to be a bit realistic when we talk about the quality of this marquee match up, as neither fighter has looked all that great in recent years.

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