WATCH: Alistair Overeem Almost Knees Mark Hunt's Head Off His Shoulders
Mark Hunt may have had his issues with the UFC after his (now overturned) loss to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200, when Lesnar was revealed to have failed a drugs test on the day of the fight, but the 'Super Samoan' can have no complaints about his loss to heavyweight rival Alistair Overeem at UFC 209, last night.
The New Zealand heavyweight is known as one of the toughest, most durable fighters in the division's history, but there was nothing he could do when his Dutch opponent threw a devastating knee to his head in the third round of their bout at the T-Mobile Arena, last night.
Hunt went into the fight ranked eighth in the heavyweight division while Overeem was ranked third, having recently come off an unsuccessful title shot against champion Stipe Miocic at UFC 203, last September.
And the man from Amsterdam cemented his place as a top contender for the belt with this brutal knockout in the final round, earning his second career victory over the 'Super Samoan', having dealt him a loss in 2008 when the two squared off in at Dream 5: Lightweight Grand Prix in Osaka, Japan.
In the opening seconds of the bout, the blood began to flow, with Hunt throwing a shin kick that split his own shin wide open, causing the claret to leak all over the canvas.
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Hunt would later reveal in an Instagram post that he had actually broken his tibia.
Whether the tibia break stemmed from the initial kick in the first round or not remains to be seen, but to go almost three rounds with one of the best heavyweights in the world on a broken leg shows just how mean a motherfucker the 42-year-old really is.
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