Top 25 Fights in UFC History: #10 Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva 1

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Running List:

#25. Jim Miller vs Joe Lauzon 1

#24. Roger Huerta vs Clay Guida

#23. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Randy Couture

#22 Cheick Kongo vs Pat Berry

#21 Chris Leben vs Yoshihiro Akiyama

#20. Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz

#19 Andrei Arlovski vs Travis Browne

#18. Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 2 and 3

#17. Georges St. Pierre vs Johny Hendricks

#16 Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva

#15. Diego Sanchez vs Karo Parisyan

#14. Karo Parisyan vs Nick Diaz

#13 Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 1 and 2

#12. Diego Sanchez vs Nick Diaz

#11. Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg 2

#10. Mark Hunt vs Antonio Silva 1

December 7th, 2013

Main Event of UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs Silva

Brisbane Entertainment Center, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Background:

Here is two behemoths battling. Two huge heavyweights, who both have legendary power.

 

Action:

The fight starts out slow with a feeling out process. About a minute and a half in, Silva lands the first real offense with a push kick and right hand. Hunt lands a left hook and a right hand combination of his own. During an exchange, Silva lands a right hand that drops Hunt. Hunt scurries to get up, and Silva lands 3 uppercuts, and a high kick as he does. Hunt gets to his feet and lands two hard leg kicks. Silva lands another push kick and a right hand combination. Hunt lands a 1-2 combination. Silva lands a hard leg kick. Silva shoots for a takedown but is stuffed against the fence. Silva lands a body kick and the round ends. 10-9 Silva.

The second round begins and Hunt lands a nice 1-2. Silva responds with a right hand and a low leg kick. Silva lands a short left hook that wobbles Hunt. Silva rushes in and lands a 1-2 combination. Hunt lands a right land, and both fighters exchange body punches. Silva lands another 1-2 combination. Hunt lands a right hand that hurt Silva. Hunt lands another left hook and then a 1-2 combination. Silva responds by landing a right hand. Hunt lands a body kick and a left hook. Silva lands another low leg kick that buckles Hunt legs. Silva lands three very hard body kick. Close round, but I score it 10-9 Silva.

Third round begins and Silva lands a 1-2 punch. Hunt catches a leg kick and takes Silva down. Silva scrambles to his feet, and lands a nice push kick. Hunt lands a left hook and they clinch. As they break Silva lands a right hand and a high kick. Hunt lands an uppercut. Silva lands a right hand that hurts Hunt. They clinch again. As they break, Hunt lands a right hand and a left hook. Hunt lands a 1-2 combination that drops Silva. Hunt jumps on the hurt Silva and lands very serious ground and pound with punches, elbows, and hammerfists to a hurt Hunt. Blood is really flowing. The round ends big for Hunt. 10-8 Hunt.

The fourth round begins and the fight turns legendary. Both fighters exchange bombs to start the round. Silva lands a right hand and leg kick combination. Silva lands a 12 combination but misses his double leg takedown attempt. Hunt counters with double leg takedown of his own. Hunt starts to land some ground and pound, but Silva throws up a armbar attempt. Hunt squeezes out of the armbar and starts some more ground and pound. Silva scrambles to the feet. Hunt lands a right hand, while Silva lands a hard jab. Hunt lands two short elbows. Both fighters exchange and land bombs. Crowd is going crazy. Silva clinches and lands a knee to the head. Silva lands a 4 punch combination that hurt Hunt. Silva unloads a series of 10 punches that go unanswered. Hunt lands a left hook that rocks Silva. Silva lands a right hand, and Hunt responds with another left hook that hurts Silva again. Hunt shoots in on a takedown, but Silva lands on top. Silva rains down huge shots from on top. Silva gets the mount and drops some really hard elbows and punches. The ref is close to stopping the fight. The round ends with Silva lands crazy hard shots, and now both guys are a bloody mess. 10-8 Silva.

The last round. Both fighters meet and the middle and hug. Hunt lands a left hook and a right hand. Hunt lands a 3 punch combination that wobbles Silva. Hunt lands a big right, then a jab. He lands a left hook, then a 2nd left hook that hurts Silva bad. Silva clinches and lands a knee to the head. They break and Silva looks really gassed. Hunt lands a right elbow. Hunt then lands two straight rights and 3 left hooks. Hunt lands another 1-2 combination. Silva misses another double leg takedown attempt. Hunt lands a right hand, and then a short elbow. Hunt lands two more left hooks. Silva is hurt bad. Hunt unloads a 10 punch combination which included elbows and body shots. Hunt lands a hard right hand. They separate and the ref stops the action so the doctor can check a cut on Silva. The doctor gives the okay and they fight again. Silva lands a leg kick and a right hand. Hunt lands a right elbow and left hook. Silva responds with a 3 punch combination. Silva lands a right hand. Both guys clinch. Silva unloads his own 10 punch combination. Hunt responds with 3 hard left hooks and a right hand. Hunt lands a right elbow. Silva clinches and lands a knee to the head. Hunt lands 2 more straight right hands. Silva clinches and lands two hard knees to the body. Silva lands a straight right, while Hunt lands a left hook. Hunt lands a right hand as the round ends. The crowd goes crazy. Standing ovation and possible the loudest crowd that I have ever heard. I scored the round 10-9 Hunt. I scored the fight 47-46 for Silva but it is really close.

Results and Notes:

The fight is declared a draw, and the crowd erupted. The crowd was ecstatic.

This is a fight that ends careers, due to the damage to the brain.

Hunt would go on to eventually fights for the interim title.Unfortunately, Silva seemed to have never recovered from the fight. Silva would go 1-7 after this fight.

The fight would be changed to a NC, because Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. They would rematch 2 years later with Hunt winning by early first round KO.

 

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