Gokhan Saki Calls Out Mark Hunt For Hunt’s Last Fight at UFC Adelaide

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Fans were wondering who Mark Hunt
would face for his swan song fight inside the
Ultimate Fighting Championship
after his recent loss to
Alexey
Oleynik
. Now, it looks as though someone has volunteered his
services.

Hunt took on Oleynik last weekend and despite landing a brutal leg
kick that had the Russian limping around the Octagon, he couldn’t
capitalize on his injury. Oleynik took Hunt down and forced him to
tap out to a rear-naked choke late in the first round. After the
fight, Hunt cut a dejected figure and said he’d like one last fight
inside the Octagon and mentioned the card in Adelaide, South
Australia in December.

UFC light heavyweight and 2008 K-1 Grand Prix champion Gökhan Saki
reached out to the “Super Samoan” on Twitter, asking fans if they’d
be keen to see the pair of former K-1 champions square off.

Hunt responded in kind, agreeing to the bout and tagging UFC
matchmaker Mick Maynard into the conversation for good measure
.

Considering that most of Hunt’s setbacks during his improbable UFC
run have come courtesy of fighters who took him down and exploited
his deficiencies on the mat, the invitation from a fellow kickboxer
to “stand and bang” was probably an attractive one. The UFC,
generally fond of fighters making their own matches via public
call-out, is likely to see Hunt-Saki as a fan-friendly matchup and
appropriate send-off for the 44 year-old Hunt.

UFC Adelaide takes place on Dec. 2 from the Adelaide Entertainment
Centre in South Australia and already has a heavyweight headliner
between another Australian, Tai
Tuivasa
, and former heavyweight champion Junior dos
Santos
.





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