Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt agree to fight at UFC 144

by Erik Fontanez | source:

First reported on MMABay, and now repeated on MMAWeekly, it appears as if Chieck Kongo and Mark Huntmay fight at UFC 144, when the UFC returns to Japan, on Feb 26.

A heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Mark Hunt has been verbally agreed to for UFC 144 in Japan, although independent sources told that no contracts have been signed as of yet.

Kongo was last seen collecting a unanimous decision win over Matt Mitrione at UFC 137 in October. The Frenchman dominated the fight from beginning to end, extending his unbeaten streak to four after getting submitted by Frank Mir at UFC 107 in December 2009.

Hunt’s last time in the Octagon saw him beating Ben Rothwell by decision at UFC 135 in September. he New Zealander has fought for Japanese fans many times over years in both Pride and K-1 events.

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RyannVonDoom site profile image  

11/22/11 10:04 AM by RyannVonDoom

Considerin it was denver, hws were gonna gas.

rockwell site profile image  

11/22/11 12:52 AM by rockwell

 Hunt handled Rothwell's TD attempts just fine and Rothwell is a better wrestler than Kongo. Hunt by brutal KO.

rockwell site profile image  

11/22/11 12:52 AM by rockwell

 Or possibly Kongo by Hunt's cardio (if he hasn't sorted it)

rockyboy site profile image  

11/22/11 12:23 AM by rockyboy

I'd still go with Kongo by TDs, not a very matchup for Hunt

Jaybrone site profile image  

11/22/11 12:02 AM by Jaybrone

The Japanese love them some Mark Hunt they also love large black men.

MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ site profile image  

11/21/11 11:58 AM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

Hunt balanced out his game and it showed vs Rothwell. I never expected him to hit takedowns but i think Kongo takes this fight by decision.

Jsteven site profile image  

11/21/11 11:44 AM by Jsteven

 cool fight

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

11/21/11 11:38 AM by Herring In A Fur Coat

Kongo never came close to the title because he never put together a solid win streak in UFC. Mitrione was nowhere near top 10 or a contender.

Schmohawked site profile image  

11/21/11 11:34 AM by Schmohawked

So after winning 3 fights in a row and beating a top 10 contender in Mitrione they give him Mark Hunt? 7-7 mma record?That's why Kongo never came close to the title.

Titanium Rhino site profile image  

11/21/11 11:28 AM by Titanium Rhino

Terrible matchup. Kongo will dust him. Should be Heath Herring vs Hunt as a prelim fight. Kongo should be facing Travis Browne.