Dana White was prepared to buy Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva their own private island. They each received their win bonus and an extra $50,000 for fight of the night for their performance at UFC Fight Night 33. The world was a buzz about the heavyweights and what they did for five rounds in Brisbane.
The UFC Fight Night 33 event took place on Friday from Brisbane, Australia, and provided an instant heavyweight classic in the main event. Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva fought to a majority draw in a fight that allowed both fighters to show tremendous heart and determination. Also, former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua returned to the win column with a tremendous first round KO win over James Te Huna. Check out highlights from those two fights and more.
What a night from the land down under as we may have witnessed one of the best heavyweight fights in the history of the UFC. No robbery nor disgruntled decision as Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva put on a classic. Not only did we see the headliners go to work but Mauricio “Shogun” Rua came out and silenced his critics with a smashing first round finish of James Te Huna.
The UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs. Bigfoot event is set to air on Friday, December 6, and will take place in Brisbane, Australia. The card is strong name wise with fighters like former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader in the lineup.
UFC Fight Night 33 will take place on Dec. 7 at Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. It will be the first time the UFC has visited Brisbane. Headlining the card will be a heavyweight match-up between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Hunt, along with light heavyweight Aussie Anthony Perosh and Tom Wright, UFC Director of Operations, met with media this week in Brisbane to discuss the event.