Mark Hunt hangs up his 4oz gloves in retirement bout at UFC Adelaide

Reading Time: 3 minutes

The king of the walk-off KO retired in Adelaide this weekend. Mark Hunt has fought all over the world in PRIDE FC, K-1 and its offshoots, and the UFC in a long and storied career.

We’ll be taking a look at his highlights, in celebration with long time MMA fans and to introduce new comers to how exciting this man was.

(The King of the Walk-Off doing what he does best. Photo cred: Cage Potato)

The Butt Drop

Hunto will forever be remembered for his knockout power that earned him plenty of Knockout of the Night bonuses during his UFC tenure. However, he had a lot of unorthodox techniques in his tool belt. Look at how he deftly negates the threat of the up kick from fellow pioneer and legend Wanderlei Silva.

With my favorite Hunto moment out of the way lets move on.


Mark Hunt’s insane fight with Ray Sefo

An absolute gem of a fight with both men fighting with reckless abandon at times, a must see for combat sports enthusiasts. It occurred in the K1 ring, Mark Hunt rose to fame with the ability to take a shot as well as land a shot.

Both men traded punches that would floor smaller men until the final bell rang out. Hunt came up short in this fight but made a statement. Even when he losses the finish is often spectacular. His involvement in any bout, kickboxing or MMA, would have fans excited for what action could unfold.

Hunt would go onto win the k-1 2001 Grand Prix.

His Resume is one of the most impressive in the sports history

Mark Hunt has fought the biggest names in the sport for over a decade. Heavyweights like JDS, Alstair Overeem, Stipe Miocic, Mirko Cro Cop, Brock Lesnar, Roy Nelson, and Fedor to name but a few.

He came up short in his last fight for the promotion to Justin Willis but he has carved himself out a name in combat sports history.

Also Read:  UFC Vegas 7: The Night Vegas Was Wrong

He made a grand entrance with a band of warriors performing the Haka to lead him to one final fight inside the Octagon.

The fight not go his way but the fans still sent a hero off in style, his opponent stepped aside in a beautiful show of sportsmanship to let Hunt have the floor.

No doubt he deserves an induction into the UFC Hall of Fame. Although his outspokeness about rampant drug abuse in the sport (Brock Lesnar’s failed test after their fight at UFC 200) and his dislike of the boss man (Dana F. White) may have lost him a slot.

That is a story for another day, this time we bid farewell to one of the toughest men to ever grace the sport of MMA.

We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the Super Samoan.

UFC Fight Night: Dos Santos vs. Tuivasa Quick Results

Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Junior dos Santos def. Tai Tuivasa TKO (punches) 2 2:30
Light Heavyweight Maurício Rua def. Tyson Pedro TKO (punches) 3 0:43
Heavyweight Justin Willis def. Mark Hunt Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Anthony Rocco Martin def. Jake Matthews Technical Submission (anaconda choke) 3 1:19
Featherweight Sodiq Yusuff def. Suman Mokhtarian TKO (punches) 1 2:14
Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute def. Paul Craig Submission (kimura) 3 4:51
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Welterweight Alexey Kunchenko def. Yushin Okami Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Flyweight Wilson Reis def. Ben Nguyen Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Keita Nakamura def. Salim Touahri Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Kai Kara-France def. Elias Garcia Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-25, 30-26) 3 5:00
Early Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Lightweight Christos Giagos def. Mizuto Hirota Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-27, 30-28) 3 5:00
Lightweight Damir Ismagulov def. Alex Gorgees Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00


Darragh Kelly
Enthusiastic writer from Dublin. Blackbelt in the nerdiest martial art, Karate. Blogger. Rockclimber. Dreams of writing about sports for a living.


Notify of
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

NRL Finals Loom as Regular Season Concludes

The first fixtures of the National Rugby League's finals series are locked in after the final round of the regular season came to an end today. The Competitors While Penrith Panthers had already secured the minor premiership and the top eight were determined two rounds ago, some key positions were still open and the race for those positions made for some entertaining footy.
Also Read:  Why the UFC Needs Fighters with a “Stank-Nasty” Mentality
The Newcastle Knights failed to hold sixth place, going down on Friday to a...

Russian GP – Race Preview

Russian Grand Prix can be a boring race so let's hope this race gets off to a great start. The only memory I have of the Russian GP is Valtteri Bottas letting Lewis Hamilton win. Last race at Mugello was an exciting race. With two red flags and one horrible crash. And Ferrari 1000 celebration wasn't the best either, but that might be because of the strict rules now during COVID 19. So I am happy...

Benny Leonard: Always A Champion

If you sat down with a group of boxing fans under the age of say, 50, and began to talk about whether Benny Leonard really is a Top-10 all-time fighter, you'd probably have a cacophony of voices barking at you about how great "Sugar" Ray really was. Tell them you were talking about Benny Leonard though, and you might hear a lot of "Who's that?" from the same group. But Benny Leonard most definitely belongs...

The Green Light: The Rugby Championship 2020

In what has been a challenging year for many rugby fans and mainly the players, the Southern Hemisphere's Rugby Championship 2020 tournament has just been confirmed for the back end of the season. The Rugby Championship tournament - previously known as the Tri-Nations - was inaugurated in 1996 with the three rugby-rich countries; Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, all contesting for the converted trophy. In 2012, the tournament expanded to add the South...

IPL Talking Points

Efficient CSK get the job done again Before the tournament began, the Chennai Super Kings were touted to struggle by everybody analysing the game. But, on the opening day, post the opening powerplay overs, MS Dhoni proved once again why the IPL betting odds are always in their favor. From a position where they could have chased a tall score, CSK restricted MI to a chaseable total and then led by solid innings from...

Rahul’s Historic Ton Thumps Bangalore

KL Rahul struck the highest score by an Indian in Indian Premier League as Kings XI Punjab beat Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs. Rahul, who scored 132 not out, also achieved the highest individual score by a captain and the best for a Kings XI Punjab player with a generous Royal Challengers Bangalore bearing the brunt of his assault, offering little in the form of resistance. After being invited to bat first, KXIP...

The Torchbearers Of Modern Football

We are standing at the end of an era that was tinted with brightness and glam. Two of the greatest sportsmen ever to grace the surface of earth are at the twilight of their careers. They are aliens, some say. Some say they are superheroes in shorts. Two names at the heart of the footballing world, for the best part of two decades. The torchbearers of modern day football. The pace-setters of the business...

Different Options For Purchasing Golf Shoes

Golf is one of the most popular sports among wealthy and upper middle class men. While some play golf competitively, others play golf as a hobby and for networking with others. The performance of the golfer depends to some extent on the golfing gear and equipment which he is using. Usually golfers are wearing special golf shoes, which are designed so that the golfer can play his shots comfortably, without slipping. Hence many of...

Russell Wilson Is An All-Time Great QB

Russell Wilson, 0 MVPs, 0 MVP votes, 0 respect. He is one of the best quarterbacks I've ever seen, and he is showing himself to be the MVP so far this year. Russell Wilson at every stage of his career has consistently been elite and has carried the Seahawks into relevancy. He is underrated, has been elite, and has been one of the best QBs in the world since he's gotten here. How is it that...

Super Fan Saturday – Rugby South Africa

In what has been an extremely long-awaited return for the game, South Africa will host their very first rugby game: Super Fan Saturday, since the sport was postponed back in March 2020. While this year may have been challenging times for the majority of the world, a doubleheader action-packed Saturday will bring something to look forward to locally. and keep every South African rugby fan at the edge of their seats. One of the nation's...

Social Connect


Trending Now

Super Fan Saturday – Rugby South Africa

In what has been an extremely long-awaited return for the game, South Africa will host their very first rugby game: Super Fan Saturday, since...
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x