Mark Hunt And Antonio Silva Headline UFC Fight Night 33 Bonuses At $50,000 Each


Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva tonight put on one of the greatest heavyweight fights in the history of the UFC. The colossal heavyweights were rewarded with “Fight of the Night” honors as announced a few moments ago by UFC officials. Other honors went to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for “Knockout of the Night” and no submission of the night honors as no submissions took place on the card. Each guy was awarded a $50,000 for their efforts.

Hunt and Silva in the main event fought to an epic majority draw and Rua reestablished himself in the light heavyweight division knocking out James Te Huna in 69 seconds.

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UFC Fight Night 33 Results: Mark Hunt And Antonio Silva Fight To A Majority Draw In An Epic Main Event


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UFC President Dana White proclaimed on Fox Sports Live earlier in the week that the UFC Fight Night 33 main event between Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva wouldn’t make it five rounds. Boy, was White dead wrong. In a fight that could be the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history, Hunt and Silva fought to a majority draw, (48-47 Hunt, 47-47×2).

Round 1

The fight started with Hunt and Silva measuring each other up. Silva switches stances and throws a side kick and then another one a moment later. Hunt tries an overhand right, but misses. An outside leg kick by Silva and then misses a high kick. Hunt lands a right and left hook. Silva lands an overhand right, but Hunt gets back up and Silva lands a knee.

Both guys circling each other trying to gauge distance and Hunt lands a leg kick, but Silva comes back with a leg kick and a right hand. Hunt lands a left jab and then a right hand. Silva pushes Hunt into the cage, but Hunt reverses landing short shots and then they break. Silva lands a body kick as the round nears the end. scores Round 1 for Silva, 10-9.

Round 2

Silva attempts a high kick that was  blocked by Hunt. Hunt barely misses a left hook and Silva lands a leg kick. Silva lands a shot and Silva attacked Hunt, but Hunt was able to escape. Hunt lands a jab and a right hand. Hunt then lands a jab and a body shot to Silva. Silva lands a kick to Hunt’s shoulders. Hunt lands a jab and a straight right that wobbled Silva. Both guys trade shots and Silva lands a leg kick.

High kick blocked by Hunt. Silva lands a leg kick that wobbles Hunt. Hunt switched his stance and as each guy circled each other to end the round. scores Round 2 for Silva, 10-9.

Round 3

Hunt switches stances to begin the round and throws a combination and lands a takedown, but Silva gets back up. Silva presses Hunt for a takedown, but Hunt reverses. Silva reverses and misses a hook. Silva switches stances and Hunt barely misses an uppercut but lands a right hand. Both guys trade shots. Hunt lands a right hand that drops Silva with Hunt trying to pass guard and landing some ground and pound.

Hunt in half guard landing right hands to Silva’s face. Silva’s nose is busted open from the continuous right hands and elbows as the round ends. scores Round 3 for Hunt, 10-9.

Round 4

Both guys land at each other but Silva misses a right hand. Silva lands another outside leg kick and Hunt lands a combination with Hunt pressing Silva against the cage. Silva is exhausted. Silva lands a right hook and a leg kick and another hand. Hunt scores the takedown. Hunt trying to pass Silva’s guard throwing right hands and elbows. Silva gets back to his feet. Hunt lands a standing elbow and then another one.

Silva lands a leg kick and both guys trade shots. Silva lands a big knee and an uppercut. Silva scores a takedown and lands punches and Hunt tries to get up but is unsuccessful. Silva landing vicious shots and Hunt is trying to defend himself. Hunt survives the round. scores Round 4 for Silva, 10-9.

Round 5

A standing ovation to begin the final round. Hunt lands a straight hand and another one. Hunt tries to land and misses but connects with a straight right. Hunt lands a left hook and then another one. Hunt stuffs a takedown attempt by Silva. A left hook by Hunt and two more. Silva attempts a takedown but Hunt stuffs it again. Hunt lands an elbow. Hunt lands a left hook that wobbles Silva, landing short punches and a body shot and Silva clinches.

Hunt throws an elbow and the referee stops the fight due to Silva’s cut and the doctor says he’s good. Hunt lands an elbow and a short right and Silva comes back with a right. Silva trying for a takedown but is stuffed. Silva landing short shots and Hunt lands a huge left hook and then elbow. Silva lands a knee. Hunt with another uppercut and Hunt with a straight right. Silva presses Hunt against the cage and Hunt reverses. Silva tries a knee and Hunt throws a right to the body. Each guy trades shots to end the fight. scores Round 5 for Hunt, 10-9.

The judges score the fight a majority draw (48-47 Hunt and 47-47×2).

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UFC Fight Night 33 Preview Show

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UFC Fight Night 33 takes place tonight from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The main event will feature Mark Hunt battling Antonio Silva in heavyweight action. The co-main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing off against James Te Huna.

Steve talks to Senior UFC Writer for FOX Sports, Damon Martin to preview UFC Fight Night 33. Martin and Steve break down the co-main and main event of the card, the rising price of UFC pay-per-views, the digital network, the latest on Ben Askren and much more.

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UFC Fight Night 33 Weigh-In Results: Mark Hunt And Antonio Silva On The Mark For Main Event

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UFC Fight Night 33 takes place tomorrow night from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The main event will feature Mark Hunt battling Antonio Silva in heavyweight action. The co-main event will feature former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua facing off against James Te Huna.

Before the fights take place, the weigh-ins took place at the arena where tomorrow’s fight takes place to make the fights official. All 22 fighters on the card made weight. Here are the weight-in results from UFC Fight Night 33:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 9 p.m. ET)
-Mark Hunt (262) vs Antonio Silva (264)
-Mauricio Rua (205) vs James Te Huna (205)
-Ryan Bader (205) vs Anthony Perosh (204)
-Pat Barry (237) vs Soa Palelei (264)
-Dylan Andrews (185) vs Clint Hester (186)
-Bethe Correia (135) vs Julie Kedzie (135)

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2, 7 p.m. ET)
-Takeya Mizugaki (135) vs Nam Phan (135)
-Caio Magalhaes (186) vs Nick Ring (185)
-Justin Scoggins (125) vs Richie Vaculik (126)
-Krzysztof Jotko (185) vs Bruno Santos (185)

PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
-Alex Garcia (170) vs Ben Wall (168)

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UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve’s Fighting Career Put On Hold

The career of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is in jeopardy. A report on Tuesday’s, “UFC Tonight” stated that Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart.

Struve’s management team sent a statement to explaining Struve’s situation, which includes Struve’s desire to return to the UFC and fight again:

Stefan Struve has recently been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart and was hospitalized for a week to undergo testing to determine the best course of treatment. The doctors found that Stefan has a bicuspid aortic valve, wich means that his aortic valve only has two leaflets, instead of three.

The aortic valve regulates blood flow from the heart into the aorta, the major blood vessel that brings blood to the body. In combination with the enlarged heart it causes his heart to only pump 70 percent of the blood into the aorta and then the rest of his body, and the remaining 30 percent ends up back in the heart chamber. After consulting experts in both Holland and the United States, it was decided to treat the condition with medication for the next two months and asses the effectiveness of that treatment protocol. After those 2 months, the doctors will have an answer on what the best treatment options are.

At the direction of his doctors, Stefan has now been released from the hospital and has resumed light cardiovascular exercise. Stefan fully appreciates the significance of the condition he has been diagnosed with, however, he is optimistic about the eventual outcome and fully plans on living a long, healthy, active, happy life and eventually returning to competition in the octagon for his quest to become the UFC heavyweight champion.

Stefan loves the UFC and plans on being involved with company as a fighter and ambassador for years to come. Stefan wants to thank all the fans who have supported him thus far in his career as well as the UFC, Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita, Joe Silva, Dr. Jeff Davidson, the entire staff of the UFC, and his fellow fighters for affording him the opportunity to compete on the biggest stage of the sport of MMA, as well as a tremendous degree of support during this trying time. In particular Stefan wants to thank Dana White, Lorenzo Fertita and Joe Silva for immediately getting engaged with this issue and providing Stefan access to the best possible medical care. Stefan will be sharing his experiences as he deals with this medical condition in the hopes that he can serve as a role model by helping to create awareness and inspire others to fight through adversity.

Struve hasn’t fought since March when he lost to Mark Hunt. The tallest heavyweight in the UFC sent out a tweet thanking all the fans for the support.

We wish Struve the best of luck in his recovery and hope to see him inside the octagon once again. We will keep you updated if any new information arises.

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Cain Velasquez vs Junior Dos Santos III Likely For October in Houston

It didn’t take long for this announcement.

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The fight will likely take at UFC 165 in Houston in October.

No date and venue were announced by White, but he did state the event will be in an arena and not the stadium show that was rumored.

The rubber match was setup at UFC 160 last month when Velasquez defeated Antonio Silva by TKO and Dos Santos knocked out Mark Hunt.

The first fight between these two took place at the first UFC on Fox show in November of 2011 with Dos Santos stopped Velasquez in just 64 seconds.

The second fight this past December at UFC 155 had a different result with Velasquez controlling all five rounds and regaining his title by unanimous decision.

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