Mark Hunt handed Roy Nelson his first knockout loss inside the Octagon early Saturday morning, stunning “Big Country” at UFC Fight Night 52.
Hunt landed the devastating shot in the second round, flooring Nelson. The performance earned “The Super Samoan” a “Performance of the Night” bonus and an additional $50,000.
Myles Jury, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Miesha Tate, Kiichi Kunimoto and Kyoji Horiguchi all picked up wins on the main card from Saitama, Japan and the Saitama Super Arena. The entire event aired on UFC Fight Pass.
Along with Hunt, Johnny Case also earned a “Performance” bonus for his submission win over Kazuki Tokudome, while Kyung Ho Kang and Michinori Tanaka were given the “Fight of the Night.” The attendance was announced at 12,395 for the card.
Complete results can be found below:
Mark Hunt def. Roy Nelson via KO (strike) at 3:00 of Round 2
Myles Jury def. Takanori Gomi via TKO (strikes) at 1:32 of Round 1
Yoshihiro Akiyama def. Amir Sadollah via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Miesha Tate def. Rin Nakai via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kiichi Kunimoto def. Richard Walsh via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kyoji Horiguchi def. Jon Delos Reyes via TKO (strikes) at 3:48 of Round 1
Masanori Kanehara def. Alex Caceres via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Katsunori Kikuno def. Sam Sicilia via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:38 of Round 2
Hyun Gyu Lim def. Takenori Soto via TKO (strikes) at 1:18 of Round 1
Kyung Ho Kang def. Michinori Tanaka via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Johnny Case def. Kazuki Tokudome via technical submission (guillotine choke) at 2:34 of Round 2
Maximo Blanco def. Daniel Hooker via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)