Earlier this week it was revealed, the UFC was looking to book the rematch between Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva for the co-main event of UFC 193 in Australia. MMAFighting was the first to report the news.

Their initial meeting, which headlined UFC Fight Night 33 in December 2013, is widely considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight fights in mixed martial arts history. During the bout, both men battered eachtother senseless for 25 bloody minutes. In the end, the contest was announced a draw, much to the delight of the sold out crowd.

However, it was later revealed Silva had tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, turning the bout into a No Contest on his record.

Now, two years later, Hunt (10-10-1), the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, is trying to get back into the win column after suffering a fifth round TKO to Stipe Mioic at UFC Figh Night 65. This marked his second straight stoppage loss after having his lights turned out from a flyweight knee by reigning champion Fabricio Werdum in their interim title fight at UFC 180 in November. He will enter this bout with seven career knockout victories.

Silva (19-7-1), a former title contender, most recently snapped his four fight skid with a first round TKO against Soa Palelei at UFC 190 earlier this month. Prior to this victory, the Brazilian sufferd back-to-back knockout losses to former champion Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir. He will enter this bout with 17 career stoppage wins, including 17 by way of knockout.

UFC 193 is currently set to take place on Nov.15 at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. A welterweight title fight between reigning champion Robbie Lawler and former interim champion Carlos Condit will serve as the main event.

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