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Mark Hunt Obtains Visa, UFC 160 Co-Main Event Intact

Following some uncertainty if Mark Hunt would obtain a visa to leave New Zealand for the United States, the heavyweight confirmed Sunday afternoon he is on his way to UFC 160.

A 2002 arrest was the cause for the delay, which required the UFC to have Roy Nelson get a license for UFC 160 and be on standby if Hunt could not make it.

Hunt had been trying for about a week now to obtain his new visa and the UFC was confident that there wouldn’t be a problem.

Hunt squares off with Junior dos Santos in the co-main event of UFC 160 this Saturday, May 25. It comes from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. The next heavyweight contender could be decided in this one.