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Watch Mark Hunt Walk-Off KO Frank Mir Like It Ain’t No Thang [VIDEO]


(That face you make when your power scares *you* more than anyone else.)

Mark Hunt is a bad, bad man. Of the twelve victories he has collected as a professional mixed martial artist, approximately fourteen of them have come by way of effortless, walk-off KO. I know the numbers don’t make sense, but that’s just how badass “The Super Samoan” is.

Paired against fellow legend Frank Mir in the main event of last weekend’s Fight Night 85, Hunt was being listed across the books as a moderate favorite — this despite showing something of a weakness to submissions in the past, which remain Mir’s bread and butter. Of course, one doesn’t exactly need a prominent Jiu Jitsu background when they can flatten any man alive with one punch, which is exactly what Hunt did midway through the first round.

Full Fight Night 85 highlights/results after the jump. 


(via UFC on FOX)

While Mir attempted to take the fight to the ground early to no avail, he eventually settled into a rhythm on the feet that could only result in his doom. He looked sluggish and, if I’m being completely honest here, a little bit flabby. With two minutes to go in the opening round, Hunt landed a hellacious right hand behind Mir’s ear, then basically pushed him to the canvas like a top-heavy bag of potatoes. In classic Hunt fashion, the New Zealander didn’t even attempt to follow-up with ground-n-pound, knowing that Mir had already had enough. As my good friend Billy Zane would put it…

In the co-main event of the evening, Neil Magny rebounded from his typical first round slump to lay a whoopin’ on Hector Lombard. It was a back-and-forth, barnburner of a fight only slightly undercut by the absolutely atrocious refereeing displayed by Steve Perceval. In the closing minute or so of the second round, Magny was unloading the kitchen sink on his clearly gassed opponent, and while the punches weren’t exactly devastating, the pure volume and effortlessness with which Magny was throwing them led many to believe that the fight would surely be stopped.

But it wasn’t, and Magny was forced to continue punching a hole in Lombard’s face until the fight was finally stopped 46 seconds into the third round. You need look no further than how referee Marc Goddard reacted to the fight from cageside to know how badly this thing was botched, and yadda yadda sometimes these things happen in MMA.

Another big moment from Fight Night 85 came in a fight between former hockey enforcer Steve Bosse and New Zealander James Te Huna. Having retired just weeks after signing with the UFC back in 2014 only to unretire and suffer a hellacious, short-notice loss to Thiago Santos at Fight Night 70 last year, the future of Bosse — and Te Huna, for that matter — seemed more uncertain than ever.

Of course, the easiest way to stick around in the UFC is by making an impression, which is exactly what Bosse did via a perfectly-timed right hand just 52 seconds into the first round. The win marked Bosse’s first since 2013, as well as Te Huna’s fourth straight first round loss in as many contests.

The full results for Fight Night 85 are below.


Main card (FOX Sports 1)

Mark Hunt def. Frank Mir via KO (punch) at 3:01 of R1
Neil Magny def. Hector Lombard via TKO (punches) at :46 of R3
Jake Matthews def. Johnny Case via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:45 of R3
Dan Kelly def. Antônio Carlos Júnior via TKO (strikes) at 1:36 of R3
Steve Bossé def. James Te-Huna via KO (punch) at :54 of R1
Bec Rawlings def. Seo Hee Ham via unanimous decision

Prelims (FOX Sports 1)

Alan Jouban def. Brendan O’Reilly via TKO (strikes) at 2:15 of R1
Dan Hooker def. Mark Eddiva via submission (guillotine) at 1:24 or R1
Leslie Smith def. Rin Nakai via unanimous decision
Viscardi Andrade def. Richard Walsh via unanimous decision

Prelims (UFC Fight Pass)

Ross Pearson def. Chad Laprise via split decision
Alan Patrick def. Damien Brown via unanimous decision

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