The Ultimate Fighting Championship has set sail for New Zealand on Saturday as Vector Arena in Auckland will serve as the host venue for UFC Fight Night 110 “Hunt vs. Lewis.” Headlining the bill is a brawl between two massive heavyweights, while the rest of the marquee is littered with intriguing showdowns in various weight divisions.
Mark Hunt, a man with some of the most lethal hands in the history of mankind, will climb into the Octagon yet again to try and send a grown man’s equilibrium into orbit. The Kiwi legend, a former K-1 World Grand Prix champion, has created a lengthy highlight reel of him knocking opponents out and he’ll get his chance to do that against arguably the sport’s brightest heavyweight prospects in Derrick Lewis. At Friday’s weigh-ins, all-time fan favorite Hunt came in at a whopping 265 pounds.
Lewis, who has been cleaning house by winning his last six bouts -- five by knockout -- is set to take on arguably his toughest opponent to date. “The Black Beast” is coming off a thrilling second-round stoppage of Travis Browne in February and the Texan is primed to possibly send Hunt into retirement. Like his upcoming foe, Lewis nearly crushed the scale as he came in at 265 pounds.
UFC Fight Night 110 will begin on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. From there, the action shifts over to FS1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, where it will remain until the final blows are thrown.
UFC Fight Night 110 Weigh-in Results:Derrick Lewis (265) vs. Mark Hunt (265)
Derek Brunson (186) vs. Daniel Kelly (186)
Dan Hooker (156) vs. Ross Pearson (155)
Ion Cutelaba (204) vs. Luis Henrique da Silva (206)
Tim Elliott (126) vs. Ben Nguyen (126)
Mizuto Hirota (146) vs. Alexander Volkanovski (145)
Damien Brown (155) vs. Vinc Pichel (156)
Luke Jumeau (170) vs. Dominique Steele (170.5)
Ashkan Mokhtarian (125) vs. John Moraga (126)
Kiichi Kunimoto (170) vs. Zak Ottow (171)
J.J. Aldrich (116) vs. Chan-Mi Jeon (*118)
Thibault Gouti (154) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (155)
* Chan-Mi Jeon failed to make weight and was fined 20 percent of her purse.