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Killz 03-09-2013 07:09 AM

Hunt vs JDS is ON for 160!!!
Just confirmed by Ariel Helwani on twitter


All's well that ends well for Mark Hunt.

A day after UFC president Dana White said Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, "The Super Samoan" got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night.

As a result, Hunt will now meet dos Santos on May 25 in Las Vegas.

White confirmed the news with Saturday morning.

When contacted by, an ecstatic Hunt called the opportunity "my title shot." Hunt, who denied ever directly turning down the opportunity, was pleased with the outcome of the call, as was White. They would not discuss exactly what they spoke about.

An opening presented itself for Hunt after Alistair Overeem pulled out of the fight due to a quadriceps injury. Immediately after the Overeem news broke, Hunt told that he was willing and ready to fight dos Santos later this year.

No word just yet who Overeem will now face next or when he will return to action. Sources close to him said he was shooting for a July return to the Octagon.

Hunt (9-7) enters the fight riding a four-fight winning streak following his knockout of Stefan Struve last Saturday night, while dos Santos (15-2) is coming off a heavyweight title loss to Cain Velasquez in December.

UFC 160, headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hunt vs. dos Santos will serve as the co-main event.
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Hammerlock2.0 03-09-2013 07:13 AM

K R Y 03-09-2013 07:16 AM

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What a freakin fight!

hellholming 03-09-2013 07:24 AM

now, this I like.

Jags 03-09-2013 07:37 AM

Killz 03-09-2013 07:43 AM

Cheers to whoever cleaned up my OP. The phone app isnt great for starting new threads with sources. :thumb03:


mmaswe82 03-09-2013 07:47 AM

Awsome, I'm backing Hunt here even tho I don't mind JDS at all it would just be so funny if Hunt beat the ex. Champ after being considered one of the worst heavyweights of MMA.

This fight has potential to be great but for some reason I have this feeling we are going to get disapointed & JDS will take Hunt down & go that route. JDS is no idiot & he knows Hunt hits like a truck & that he's pretty good at finding his target. My prediction is JDS by Wrestling dominance or sub.

anderton46 03-09-2013 07:49 AM

YAYYYYYYYY. I really really hope JDS keeps this standing, I would love to see a war on the feet. Cannot wait.

hellholming 03-09-2013 07:49 AM

to me it looked like Hunt has gotten significantly better on the ground and his takedown defence. I'm not sure JDS has the wrestling to take Hunt down.

Killz 03-09-2013 07:54 AM

This could potentially look a lot like JDS vs Nelson.

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