Mark Hunt to continue comeback tour against Stefan Struve

Written by: Richard Mann
2012-03-19
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(K-1 World Grand Prix champion Mark Hunt)

The UFC has announced a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve.The contest will be part of the all heavyweight main card of UFC 146, whichtakes place May 26 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Hunt has revived his career with three-straight wins in the UFC. He made hisdebut in the promotion riding a five-fight losing streak and promptly lost hisdebut to Sean McCorkle in less than two minutes. However, his current run hasonce again given him a winning record at 8-7. His combat sports career began inkickboxing. Hunt reached the pinnacle of the sport in 2001 when he bestedFrancisco Filho in the finals of the K-1 World Grand Prix.

Struve has become a staple of the UFC heavyweight division since making hisdebut in 2009. Although he dropped that fight to current champion Junior dosSantos, he has now picked up victories over Paul Buentello, McCorkle, Pat Barryand Dave Herman.

In the main event of UFC 146, Dos Santos will defend his belt against formerStrikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem.