One of the most awesome walk-off KOs in UFC history

Monday, January 09, 2017

This classic striker vs grappler match up took place at UFC Brisbane on March 20, 2016 and featured Mark Hunt taking on former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Mark Hunt is one of the divisions most feared strikers, holding knockout victories over top fighters such as Roy Nelson, Stefan Struve and Bigfoot Silva.

Frank Mir on the other hand is a skilled submission wiz, much preferring to take the fight to the ground where he is famous for breaking the arms of other former champions Tim Sylvia and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Now usually when you have a grappler versus striker match up, the grappler is going to win most of the time. Though the fight does start standing, once the grappler manages to get the fight to the ground it usually means the end for the striker – especially a grappler the caliber of Frank Mir.

Frank never got that opportunity in this fight though. He stood too long with Mark and the discrepancy in skill was much too far on the feet. And when it finally looked like he was going to shoot in for a take down that’s when Mark landed a huge right hand bomb to the side of Frank Mir’s head, knocking him out cold then walking away as if it was nothing like Mark usually does.

Mark is next expected to lock horns against fellow kickboxer Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 in what should be a very fan friendly match up.

Mark Richard Hunt (born 23 March 1974) is a New Zealand mixed martial artist and former kickboxer of Samoan descent, currently living in Sydney, Australia. Hunt competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and was the winner of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix. As of 11 July 2016, he is #9 in official UFC heavyweight rankings. He is known as “King of Walk-Offs” by walking away and stopping attacks before the referee officially ends the match. [Source: Wiki]

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