Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva
Round 1: They meet in the middle of the cage. Both being careful early. Silva lands a side kick to the lead leg of Hunt. Silva switches stances. Silva lands another side kick to Hunt’s front leg followed by an outside leg kick. Hunt moves in with two right hands that miss. Silva tries to tie him up but Hunt pushes him away. Silva steps in with a combination. Silva continues to alternate stances. Hunt rushes in with a combination but Silva covers up. They exchange and Silva lands a right hand that knocks Hunt down. He follow Hunt to the canvas but Hunt scrambles back to his feet. Silva hits him with a knee as he stood. Two minutes remain in the round. Hunt lands an outside leg kick. Silva delivers a front kick to the body followed by a right hand to the head. Hunt tries to get on the inside. Silva keeping his hands eye. He moves to the clinch position and Hunt turns him and presses Silva against the cage. They separate. Silva delivers a kick to the body. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 2: Silva circles on the outside. Hunt rushes in with punches but Silva moves away. Silva delivers a hard outside leg kick. Silva using kicks to keep Hunt on the outside. Silva presses forward and looks to get the fight to the ground. Hunt defends the attempt and pushes Silva away. Hunt lands to the body. As Hunt moves in, Silva covers and retreats. Silva fires off a high kick that’s blocked. Hunt steps in with a straight right hand. Hunt inches forward. He lands a counter right hand. After the hard right hand landed by Hunt, Silva’s output has declined significantly. Silva lands an outside leg kick to Hunt’s lead leg and Hunt is limping. Silva delivers a side kick to the leg of Hunt. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hunt.
Round 3: Hunt moves in with a combination and Silva circles away. Hunt takes Silva down. Silva stands and Hunt drags him back to the canvas. Silva uses the cage to get back to his feet. They separate. Hunt moves forward and Silva ties him up. Hunt defends a takedown attempt and presses Silva against the cage. Hunt backs away and Silva continues to attack Hunt’s lead leg. Hunt moves in and Silva lands a right hand. They clinch. Hunt lands a big right hand on the break. Hunt lands a combination that drops Silva. Hunt stands over Silva landing short elbows. The crowd is going crazy. Hunt drops down into Silva’s half guard. Hunt delivers short right hand after short right hand. Hunt continues to pound away. Hunt postures up and delivers a series of elbows. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hunt.
Round 4: Silva meets Hunt in the middle of the cage and misses with a right hand. Silva lands a leg kick. Hunt closes the distance and lands a right hand. They clinch along the cage. Silva looks fatigued. They separate and Silva continues to punish Hunt with leg kicks. Hunt ties him up. Hunt changes levels and takes Silva down. He trps Silva against the cage and lands right hands. Silva looks to isolate an arm but the cage prevents him from doing it. Hunt lands short right hands. Silva scrambles back to his feet and they separate. Hunt is breathing heavy. Hunt lands a big elbow. Silva counters with a right hand. They exchange. Silva lands a big knee. Hunt’s hands are down. Silva pours on the strikes. He traps Hunt against the cage. He lands a knee. Hunt fires back with a right hand that hurts Silva. Silva secures a takedown. Silva postures and lands punches. He advances to the mount position with a minute remaining. Hunt tries to rill. Silva landing a series of punches. Hunt is bleeding. Hunt punches back from the bottom. Silva postures and lands a right hand. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Silva.
Round 5: They touch gloves and hug to start the final round. Hunt lands a right hand. They stand and trade. Both men are exhausted. Hunt lands a right hand followed by another. He lands a left hook that hurts Silva. Silva works to get the fight to the ground but Hunt shakes it off. Hunt steps in with an elbow. Silva eats three left hands in a row. Silva tries to get Hunt down but Hunt defends the attempt. Silva has slowed. Hunt pours it on. He lands combinations. Silva is against the cage and Hunt is teeing off on him. The referee breaks the action to check a cut on Silva’s head. He is okayed to continue. He lands an outside leg kick. Hunt lands a combination on the inside. Silva moves in with a right hand. Two minutes remain. Silva presses Hunt against the fence. He landsd a combination. Hunt fires back with a left hand. He lands another followed by an elbow. Silva delivers a knee. Hunt’s blonde hair is red with blood. Silva leans on Hunt. Hunt turns him. Silva delivers a knee to the face of Hunt. Hunt backs away. Silva tries to put a combination together. Hunt lands a right hand a the bell. The two fighters hug after the war. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Hunt.
The judges score the fight a majority draw. One judges scored the fight 48-47 for Hunt while the other two judges scored the fight 47-47.