Mark Hunt, known as one of the hardest hitters in the UFC, is set to spar against Brock Lesnar at one of the most incredible fights of 2016: UFC 200. Click through to learn five important facts about Brock’s legendary challenger!
Brock Lesnar, 38, is facing an incredible obstacle at UFC 200 on July 9 after being set up against veteran fighter Mark Hunt, 42. The fighting legend has a track record of brutal beatings in the octagon, and it’s going to get crazy during their Las Vegas match! We’re all well aware of how great Brock is, so let’s learn more about Mark!
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1. He’s known by two nicknames.
While fighting, Mark’s known as the Super Samoan! But sometimes he also goes by The Doctor. What happened to plain old Mark?
2. When he’s not fighting, he’s a successful author.
Seriously! Mark’s 2015 memoir, Born to Fight, has a perfect 5-star rating on Amazon. Classics like The Great Gatsby and Tom Sawyer can’t even claim that glory.
3. Before joining the UFC, he was a kickboxer.
Mark got his start fighting as a kickboxer, rising to fame in K-1 before joining the UFC in 2010.
4. He’s vegan.
Mark went vegan after seeing a video of undercover footage of a factory farm. He was disgusted by what he saw, and immediately went vegan in response.
5. He defeated Frank Mir at UFC Fight Night in March 2016.
This is what got Mark to match up against Brock! He won the fight against Frank, 37, with an impressive KO in the first round, and was awarded “Performance of the Night.”
HollywoodLifers, do you think Mark or Brock will win at UFC 200? Tell us in the comments!