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MARK HUNT RETURNS TO NEW ZEALAND

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MARK HUNT RETURNS TO NEW ZEALAND

The king of the “walk-away knock-out” is heading back to Auckland to compete for the first time in 16 years. Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt will face American Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis in a five-round main event at Spark Arena on Sunday, June 11 in UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs Hunt, LIVE on SKY Sport 4.

Handpicked by Lewis, the 43-year-old veteran Mark Hunt is a man not to be taken lightly, with a career including an extremely successful stint in kickboxing where he was a former K1 World Grand Prix Champion before turning his fists to MMA where he has a record of 12 wins (nine by knockout), 11 losses, a draw and one no contest.

No slouch himself, Derrick Lewis is on a six-fight winning streak and will be looking to add to his 18 wins, four losses and one no contest with a victory over Mark Hunt in Auckland.

UFC fans will enjoy a total of 10 fights on SKY Sport and can look forward to Australian middleweight Daniel Kelly (12-1) vs American Derek Brunson (16-5). Mexican and number one ranked flyweight, Joseph Benavidez (25-4) vs Australian Ben Nguyen (16-6). Australian and UFC debutant Ashkan Mokhtarian vs American John Moraga (16-6). A full card will be released closer to the date.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: LEWIS V HUNT

Sunday 11th June – Pre-coverage begins at 11.00am and LIVE action starts from 12.00pm on SKY Sport 4 and is available to all SKY Sport customers.

 

*** The above New Zealand broadcast time is subject to change without notification. Fight times and fighters also are subject to change. Please check your EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) for confirmed times.