Another fight, another walk-off knockout for Mark Hunt (12-10-1).
Hunt, 41, knocked out Frank Mir (18-11) in the opening round of UFC Fight Night 85's main event last night (Sat. March 19, 2016) on FOX Sports 1 from inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.
The official time of the stoppage came at 3:01 of round one.
Mir, 36, shot in on a takedown early, but was unsuccessful. Both Heavyweight veterans were very cautious with there approach. Hunt threw a few big punches, but could not connect. Mir flirted with a few more level changes, but did not pull the trigger on another takedown.
With just under two minutes left in the round, Hunt connected on a huge big right hand right behind the left ear of Mir and the 15-year veteran crumbled to the canvas. Hunt walked away triumphantly as referee Marc Goddard waved it off.
It was another huge win for Hunt, who never ceases to amaze ... especially at his age. The knockout over Mir is his fifth in UFC competition (ninth overall), where he improves his record to 7-4-1. He is won two straight. "Super Samoan" was ranked No. 10 in UFC's Heavyweight division heading in the bout and should get a Top 10 opponent in his next bout.
Meanwhile, it was a disappointing loss for Mir, who has now lost two in straight. Mir falls to 16-11 in UFC competition. The savvy veteran was ranked No. 9 heading into this bout and may plummet a few spots in the rankings after the loss.
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