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UFC Fight Night 85 results recap: Next matches to make for ‘Hunt vs Mir’ main card winners

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After a wild UFC Fight Night 85: “Hunt vs. Mir” event, MMAmania.com ponders what is next for the main card winners who picked up victories last Saturday night (March 19, 2016) on FOX Sports 1 inside the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) put on a wild evening of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Brisbane, Australia last Saturday night (March 19, 2016), as UFC Fight Night 85: “Hunt vs Mir” provided fight fans with several jaw-dropping moments throughout the event.

Mark Hunt battled Frank Mir in the main event of the evening, with the “Super Samoan” earning yet another walk-off knockout, finishing the former Heavyweight kingpin in just three minutes (highlights here). The victory was Hunt’s seventh inside the Octagon, and earned him a $50,000 bonus check for “Performance of the Night.”

The co-main event featured arguably the craziest fight of the year thus far, as Neil Magny somehow managed to survive an early onslaught from Hector Lombard en route to savagely beating down the Australian fan-favorite for a third round finish.

Check out the highlights here.

With that quick recap of last night’s marquee bouts, it’s now time to play matchmaker with our “Next Matches To Make.”

Winner: Mark Hunt

Who Should He Fight Next: Cain Velasquez

Trying to guess a Heavyweight fight is essentially impossible with the division nearly always in a state of flux, but I think it is safe to say Mark Hunt vs. Cain Velasquez could headline a UFC pay-per-view (PPV) later this year.

With Velasquez scheduled to return to training this month following yet another surgery — and his title shot stolen away from him by Stipe Miocic and UFC brass — the former Heavyweight kingpin will have to fight a top contender before earning a shot at gold.

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