Mark Hunt (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)UFC Fight Night 65: Keys to Victory for Mark Hunt Josh Cate May 6, 2015 Previews On Sunday, May 10, the UFC heads down under with it’s 65th installment of the Fight Night series. The Adelaide Entertainment Centre will play host to one of the Aussie’s favorite sons, even if he’s actually from New Zealand, Mark Hunt. The 41-year-old Super Samoan will face Stipe Miocic as the headliner in this Fight Pass event. Hunt cant just rely on a hometown advantage though. In this issue of “Keys to Victory”, we explore what Hunt needs to do find his name in the winners column. Hunt’s number 1 attribute, bar none, is his power. 7 of the Samoan slugger’s wins have come by way of knockout (10-9-1, 3 decisions). Power alone wont be enough to defeat his athletic foe however. Miocic will most likely employ an in and out style of boxing to try and wear Hunt down. If Hunt looks to wait and counter, he may find himself in a hole late in the fight. Look for Hunt to move forward and cut the off the cage. If Hunt can keep his opponent moving backwards it will make Miocic’s strikes ineffective. Cornering Miocic will give Hunt the opportunities necessary to land he types of punches that have made him famous. As impressive as his power is, Hunt has an equally impressive chin. Just because someone can take a punch though, doesn’t mean they are a good fighter. Hunt uses his natural gift effectively though. A chin of granite coupled with sledgehammer power equals a force to be reckoned with . Hunt has the luxury of plodding forward absorbing shots in order to land his own. This strategy may not be the best for his health and future, but it sure makes him a tough opponent. Look for Hunt to take his share of punishment in this fight in order to get to his strengths, power punches. While Hunt isn’t winning any body building contests, I do believe his weight can be an asset in this fight. It’s no secret Miocic will enjoy a speed and athletic advantage over Hunt. At fight time, one could assume Hunt will have around a 30 pound weight advantage over his main event counterpart. If Hunt can tactically use his weight to jam Miocic against the fence, he can take away Miocic’ biggest weapon. The cage pressure will take away the speed and footwork of the quicker Miocic as well as burn his arms out from clinch fighting. While nobody knows for sure what strategy the New Zealander will use Sunday, we do know he’s always entertaining and comes to fight. At 41 years of age the door may be closing on a great career, but not before he gets one more crack at a chin.