The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Brisbane, Australia, for UFC Fight Night 85. The main event features Top 10 heavyweights Mark Hunt and Frank Mir. It marks the promotion’s first trip to the Brisbane Entertainment Centre since UFC Fight Night 33 in 2013, which also featured Hunt in an epic headlining bout with Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.
Hunt finally ended a two-fight skid with a winning effort in the rematch with Bigfoot at UFC 193 last November, while Mir is coming off of a loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191 this past September. It’s an important fight for both men, who are in the twilight years of their careers.
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The card also features a pivotal welterweight co-main event pitting Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny. Lombard is making his first trip to the Octagon since having a victory over Josh Burkman changed to a no contest due to a failed drug test. Magny has won his last two bouts and is trying to put himself back into title contention after Demian Maia ended his seven-fight winning streak last year.
None of the fighters on the card had any issues making weight.
UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir Weigh-in Results
Main Card (on FOX Sports 1)
Mark Hunt (264) vs. Frank Mir (260)
Neil Magny (170) vs. Hector Lombard (170)
Jake Matthews (155) vs. Johnny Case (155)
Daniel Kelly (186) vs. Antonio Carlos Junior (186)
James Te Huna (205) vs. Steve Bosse (204)
Bec Rawlings (116) vs. Seo Hee Ham (115)
Prelims (on FOX Sports 1)
Brendan O’Reilly (168) vs. Alan Jouban (171)
Daniel Hooker (146) vs. Mark Eddiva (145)
Leslie Smith (134) vs. Rin Nakai (135)
Rich Walsh (170) vs. Viscardi Andrade (171)
Prelims (on UFC Fight Pass)
Ross Pearson (155) ….View full article