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Mark Hunt vs Chris Tuchscherer set for UFC 127 in Australia


Pride never die.

The UFC's official website has added Mark Hunt vs Chris Tuchscherer to its lineup for UFC 127: "Penn vs Fitch" set to go down on Feb. 26 from the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia.

Hunt was brought to the promotion to allegedly satisfy a few stipulations of the Pride buyout back in 2007. Fans were shocked a fighter on a five-fight losing streak, no matter the competition, which featured a who's who of the sport, would ever be brought to the big show.

The UFC seemingly downplayed his signing and placed him in a bout with (at the time) relative unknown Sean McCorkle. About one minute and a kimura later and the losing streak reached six.

Can "The Crowbar" push it to seven?

Tuchscherer's claim to fame at this point is the fact that he is a member of Team Deathclutch, which is to say, he trains with megastar Brock Lesnar.

It hasn't helped him in the cage.

He opened his UFC career against Gabriel Gonzaga, a fight he lost by technical knockout after "Napao" rearranged his crotch and may have permanently affected his ability to create life.

A majority decision win over Tim Hague came next but was quickly overshadowed by yet another obliteration, this time at the hands of Brendan Schaub.

Will one more loss send him to the unemployment line?

UFC 127 is all set for Feb. 26 at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia and will be headlined by a highly anticipated welterweight scrap between division reborn B.J. Penn and long time contender Jon Fitch. The co-main event of the evening will feature popular Brit Michael Bisping taking on the always entertaining Jorge Rivera.

Keep it locked to for future updates on this event.

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