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Herb Dean will officiate the night’s only heavyweight bout.
Round 1: Hunt falls backward off of a failed leg kick attempt and Kongo chases him into the fence. Hunt turns him quickly and shoves him away. Kongo working his range well, while Hunt looks to load up on a big shot. Solid leg kick for Hunt. Kongo tries some fancy footwork to land a punch but Hunt sees it coming and floors him with a left hand. Kongo gets to his feet, but it isn’t long before Hunt wallops him with a big right, followed by a volley of other big rights that drop him again. Hunt beats on Kongo once he’s down until he’s done and Dean says he’s had enough.
Mark Hunt defeated Cheick Kongo via KO (punches) at 2:11 of round 1