Mark Hunt By the Numbers

Before Mark Hunt steps into the Octagon against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva tonight at UFC Fight Night, take a look at some facts and figures about this unlikely and entertaining headliner :
There's just something about "The Super Samoan" that makes him a huge fan favorite wherever he fights... part of it's that Mark Hunt loves to chuck bombs, but his humble, honest and hilarious persona also plays a role. Once a PRIDE staple and K-1 champion, this dynamite-handed heavyweight has had an incredible career resurgence. Here, some numbers behind the man.

Years old

Years the Mark "The Super Samoan" Hunt has been fighting

Inches in height

Average height in inches of his UFC opponents

Professional MMA record when Hunt joined the UFC, after his PRIDE contract was absorbed by Zuffa

Significant strikes landed against Yosuke Nishijima at PRIDE 31, the most ever in a single PRIDE fight

Number of times Hunt refused to let Zuffa buy out his PRIDE contract, insisting on fighting

Record inside the Octagon

Percentage of UFC fights that have earned him a win bonus: 2x Knockout of the Night - Stefan Struve at UFC on Fuel TV 8 and Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 127; 1x Fight of the Night - Junior Dos Santos at UFC 160

Knockout wins in MMA

Current MMA record

30-13 (13 KOs)
Professional kickboxing record

Number of times the "Super Samoan" has knocked out his opponent and walked away looking cool as a cucumber: Struve, Tuchscherer, and Cheick Kongo at UFC 144

Average fight time of Hunt

Average fight time of his UFC Fight Night opponent, Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva

Days Wanderlei Silva was undefeated until Hunt defeated him by split-decision at PRIDE Shockwave 2004

Unforgettable leaping Banzai butt drop attempts on Wanderlei Silva’s head

Submission attempt on Ben Rothwell, Hunt’s only attempt in his 6 UFC fights

Approximate miles from Hunt’s gym Juggernaut MMA in Sydney, Australia to American Top Team’s gym in Coconut Creek, Florida where Hunt (and Bigfoot) has also trained

Percentage of Bigfoot Silva’s losses by knockout

Moneyline on Hunt as of Thursday night, making him a slight underdog

Percentage of Hunt’s takedown defense accuracy, 2nd among UFC heavyweights

Percentage of Hunt's significant strikes that he throws to his opponent's heads, 2nd among UFC heavyweights

Number of children that Hunt has, with one on the way

Number of neck tattoos he has that read “Noah” -- his son's name -- in Hebrew

Years you will be haunted by the image of the hole in Mark Hunt’s leg caused by a staph infection last year

Watch Past Fights

Saturday, October 24
Dublin, Ireland


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