Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem Confirmed for UFC 209

Mark Hunt vs. Alistair Overeem Confirmed for UFC 209

By Edward Carbajal

12/21/2016

Photo: Ed Carbajal/Frontproof Media

Photo: Ed Carbajal/Frontproof Media


The UFC will have Mark Hunt (12-10-1) face Alistair Overeem (41-15) at UFC 209 March 4 in Las Vegas. This will be the second time both men face each other since their last bout in 2008 at K-1 Dynamite. Hunt lost that fight via submission so he looks to avenge the loss as this time around has him more experienced in MMA.

This is the first fight Hunt has had since having his bout with Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 which was turned over as a “no-contest” due to Lesnar failing an anti-doping test. Hunt was upset as Lesnar was the third opponent of his that tested positive for a performance enhancing drug. When that happened he made a lot of statements against the handling of the situation, citing the punishments were not severe and not enough action was taken to deter fighters from doping.

This time, according to his website there will be a clause to protect him and gain financially should his opponent new opponent commit another anti-doping violation.

My clause will protect me in this instance and take the financial gain of the opponent of caught cheating.
— Mark Hunt

Hunt also said he has never lost a rematch and has no intention of losing to Overeem. Do you think Hunt has evolved enough in MMA to add another walk-off knockout to his record?


Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Frontproof Media and a Verified Creator at Creators.co. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his YouTube channel.

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