Junior Dos Santos may have been pegged as being on the downside of his elite MMA career, but he proved that theory wrong when he annihilated top-ranked Ben Rothwell in the main event of UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia.
That huge victory put Dos Santos in line for another big fight in the relatively barren heavyweight ranks. .
However, there’s another top heavyweight, who doesn’t have a fight booked and wants a fight with Dos Santos, Samoan Mark Hunt. The ‘Super Samoan’, who lost to a Dos Santos spinning wheel kick in 2013, called out for a rematch with Dos Santos on Twitter. Hunt took to social media shortly after the Dos Santos-Rothwell fight to officially challenge Dos Santos to a rematch.
“Junior Dos Santos — let’s do it,” Hunt wrote after the UFN 86 event on Sunday, via MMA News. “Dana [White] would love a rematch.”
— mark richard hunt (@markhunt1974) April 10, 2016
Junior Dos Santos first fought Mark Hunt back at UFC 160 in May 2013, where he finished the Samoan with a spinning hook kick knockout in the third round of the fight.
Hunt’s recent big win against Silva and Frank Mir suggest that Hunt deserve a rematch with Dos Santos and that there’s no doubt that this fight would provide fireworks once again. Hunt has recently scored a huge knockout win over Frank Mir in the first round of UFC Brisbane main event. It took the Samoan three minutes only to beat the former UFC champion Frank Mir in Brisbane. With those two impressive wins, Hunt has earned the type of career capital that warrants a big fight to anyone else and a rematch with “Cigano”.
The good news is that there is a seemingly endless gridlock at the top and that the UFC is ready to burst with matchmaking potential. The only problem here is finding a break and time in his opponent’s schedule.
Overall, Mark Hunt (12-10-1) continues to be one of the best stories in UFC sports. Hunt has only three losses with the three of the top-six heavy weights in the UFC space, Werdum, Miocic and dos Santos. Hunt clearly wants some big fight this year.
“I want my rematch with those guys,” Hunt said via MMA Fighting. “That fight with Stipe taught me a big lesson there, never to be so much over weight before the fight. It was a problem. So I won’t be doing that again.”
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