Saki vs Hunt in Heavyweight. Stand and
bang?! How do you guys feel about that?
Takipçilerim ne düşünüyor? Stand ve patlamamı?!?! Sen de şu fikirde
hemfikirsen Like yap ve duşunceni yaz. pic.twitter.com/GdpVvirDwz
— Gökhan Saki (@gokhantherebel)
September 19, 2018
Fans were wondering who Mark Hunt
would face for his swan song fight inside the
Ultimate Fighting Championship after his recent loss to
Oleynik. Now, it looks as though someone has volunteered his
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