Wow. Who would have thought that a) we’d ever see Mark Hunt get knocked out by something as simple as a left hook-straight right combo, b) in the opening seconds of a fight, and c) by a middleweight. This is the guy who walked right through a Cro Cop high kick. Hats off to Melvin Manhoef. Maybe now he’ll get that fight with Kimbo Slice that he wants.
More videos from Fields Dynamite 2008 after the jump.
Alistair Overeem vs. Badr Hari
Beware the left hook, head-stomper.
Bob Sapp vs. Kinniku Mantaro
We pick the action up "in medias res," as they say in the classics, but you get the idea. Sapp plays defense on the ground, putting all his weight on that poor cartoon character, then when they get up it’s trouble. Note Kinnikuman trying to adjust his mask when Sapp really lays into him. I don’t want to say that was his undoing, but damn, it sure didn’t help either. It’s almost as if wearing a mask in an MMA fight is a really stupid idea.
Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic vs. Hong Man Choi
Mirko Cro Cop vs Hong Man Choi
So this didn’t turn out to be an epic battle? Color me surprised. I’m not sure if the kick to the pills made Choi decide he was ready to fake an injury and call it a night, but he sure got up fast for someone who had just crumpled to the mat in pain.
Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa vs. Errol Zimmerman