Mark Hunt Earns Bonus with Main Event Win (UFC Aucklund Bonuses)

Jonathan Hernandez
June 11, 2017

Hunt comes in again and lands some nice strikes, but Lewis backs him off with some hard shots of his own. He rebounded from a knockout loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC 209 in March. During this six-fight win streak, he has five wins by KO, two of which were in the first round. When Hunt charged in, he side stepped out of the way.

The pair exchanged heavy blows for the first three rounds before Lewis appeared to slow down considerably in the fourth, absorbing more than he was dishing out eventually leading referee Mark Goddard to call an end to the main event bout. Lewis has grown into a well-rounded mixed martial artist, and as of late has started to put everything together. "UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt" will proceed with 11 bouts". What's more, at 32 years old in an aging division, he had a long, bright future ahead of him.

Low kicks from Mark Hunt will help to chop down Lewis and get him stationary in front of the Super Samoan- not somewhere an opponent should be. I've had a lot of fun, traveled the world. The only problem is the man standing in his way is Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis.

Auckland native Daniel Hooker (14-7) demolished Ross Pearson with a flawless counter right knee at 3:02 of the second round of their lightweight bout.

"This is a pretty good feeling", Hunt said.

Anticipation was at fever-pitch for Hunt's return to Auckland and the crowd erupted with every punch. Another flying knee from Lewis just missed but he did partially catch Hunt across the face with a left hook. Derrick Lewis is a tough guy. "He started getting exhausted and you know what happens at the top end if you get exhausted".

Hooker earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his second round knockout of veteran Ross Pearson.

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The 27-year-old moves up from featherweight to face former Ultimate Fighter victor Pearson, who has lost three on the bounce. Perhaps this is a positive omen for the 27-year-old Kiwi.

"I feel like I'm going to have to spend a few days reflecting on this", Hooker said.

"All credit to my coaches and team, this is a product of them". "If it ended for me tonight, so be it". "All I could envision was the bell ringing so now that it's all done, I'm going to sit back on the farm and enjoy this experience". He lost a disputed decision to Anderson Silva the last time out at UFC 208 in February.

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