One of the most popular fighters in the sport today, Mark Hunt is a bit of an anomaly. Honestly, how many fighters just above a .500 record are considered legends? How many fighters can go from a 5-7 record to fighting for a UFC title after just seven fights?

Simply put, Hunt has something special that endears him to the MMA fan base. Between his charisma, his everyman body type and his brutal power Hunt has become an iconic figure in modern MMA.

Every time Hunt steps into the Octagon, fans watch with baited breath because they know that if he connects his opponent will be out like a light. That allure has turned a one-dimensional fighter into one of the UFC’s biggest international draws.

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, Hunt will look to rebound from his loss to Fabricio Werdum as he is set to meet Stipe Miocic in the main event of UFC Fight Night 65 in Adelaide, Australia. Considering the current state of the UFC heavyweight division, Hunt could find himself back in title contention with a win over Miocic at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.

But all though Hunt has reached folk legend status in the Octagon, Miocic is a dangerous matchup for the Super Samoan. A former Division I wrestler and Golden Gloves boxer, Miocic is one of the most athletic heavyweights in the UFC today and his reach and speed will be difficult for Hunt to contend with.

While Miocic has many technical advantages heading into this bout, it only takes one punch from Hunt to turn the tables and end the fight. And that’s why the fans love him.


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RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report,, and RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.