Mark Hunt came up short in a bid for UFC gold last November. | Photo: Jeff Sherwood/Sherdog.com
Heavyweights will top the bill when the Ultimate Fighting Championship holds its first event in Adelaide, Australia.
UFC officials today announced that Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic are set to square off May 10 in the main event of UFC Fight Night at Adelaide Entertainment Centre. The matchup was first reported on Monday by CombatPress.com.
Hunt, 40, will look to bounce back after coming up short in a bid for the UFC interim heavyweight title last November, when the “Super Samoan” was stopped by second-round strikes from Fabricio Werdum. The New Zealand native holds a 5-3-1 record inside the Octagon, with four of those wins coming by way of knockout. Hunt’s last appearance in Australia saw the former K-1 World Grand Prix winner battle Antonio Silva to a majority draw in a five-round “Fight of the Night.”
Seven years the junior of his opponent, Miocic will also attempt to get back on track after coming up on the short end of a grueling, five-round decision against Junior dos Santos in December. The loss snapped the Ohioan’s three-fight winning streak which included victories over Roy Nelson, Gabriel Gonzaga and Fabio Maldonado.
This story was corrected at 10:08 p.m. ET. The event's date was previously stated as May 16, as opposed to May 10.