View Full Version : Kongo vs Hunt for UFC 144

Pasha K
11-18-2011, 03:50 AM
MMABAY is still banned despite that I do not remember whan was the last time they wrote a false rumour or note.
Anyway, I put this in Noob jack

UFC 144 (http://www.mmabay.co.uk/2011/11/17/ufc-144-%E2%80%93-cheick-kongo-draws-mark-hunt-on-february-25th-in-saitama-japan/)

n a bizarre twist MMABay.co.uk can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that French heavyweight striker, Cheick Kongo has been paired with former K-1 champion, Mark Hunt on the UFC 144 card set for February 25th at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

It was thought earlier today that “Ultimate Fighter” season ten winner, Roy Nelson would be facing Kongo but a source close to Hunt’s camp told us just moments ago that he has received the nod. The promotion are said to be keen on capitalizing on the New Zealander’s popularity in the Far East.

Kongo is coming off a grinding three round decision win over Matt Mitrione at UFC 137 last month, putting him back in the mix as a top contender in the heavyweight division. Prior to that he’d scored a first round TKO win over Pat Barry.

As for Hunt, he turned around a miserable run of six straight losses when he pulled off back-to-back wins inside the octagon over Chris Tuchscherer and Ben Rothwell via knockout and unanimous decision respectively

This will be a great match!!
I say Hunt wins

11-18-2011, 11:10 PM
How, about that!?!? MMABay with the inside scoop.

11-18-2011, 11:50 PM
Feels like a step down for Kongo, but overall I like the matchup. I will be rooting for Hunt to dish out a big KO.

11-26-2011, 01:53 PM
I don't think Kongo will want to keep this standing. He would have a distinct advantage on the ground if he had top position, and would surely be able to sink in a sub within the fifteen, and as a win would take him closer to a title shot he's probably going to want to fight with some sense of caution and safety. I'll be happy whoever wins this fight, both fighters seem like nice guys and as long as we don't see any short pulling on Kongo's part, this should be an awesome fight.