After The Crossfire – UFC Fight Night 65: Miocic vs Hunt

Stipe Miocic (13-2-0) earned a convincing TKO fourth round decision victory other New Zealand’s Mark Hunt yesterday at UFC Fight Night 65.

The 6-0 Hunt (10-10-1) was battered for most of the fight by the 6-4 Croatian American, who landed 361 total strikes, the most ever in any UFC fight.

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Hunt only landed 46 strikes.

There were several 10-8 rounds, but the judges scorecards up until the stoppage proved interesting.

Vick, Robert Whittaker, Alex Chambers, and Daniel Hooker earned  $50,000 USD performance bonuses.

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MMA Crossfire Expert Kenai Andrews checks in with this thoughts on the main event matchups.

JAMES VICK VS JAKE MATTHEWS 

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James Vick(top) submits Jake Matthews in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: JAMES VICK VIA 1ST RD SUBMISSION

Andrews: Matthews started of fast with that slam, but got caught when the fight went to the ground. Vick kept his wits about him and took advantage of the guillotine opportunity. Excellent win.

SEAN O’CONNELL VS ANTHONY PEROSH

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Sean O’Connell punches Anthony Perosh in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: SEAN O’CONNELL VIA 1ST ROUND TKO

Andrews: Full marks to O’Connell for getting to Perosh before he could use his ground game.

ROBERT WHITTAKER VS BRAD TAVARES

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Robert Whittaker punches Brad Tavares in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: ROBERT WHITTAKER VIA 1ST RD TKO

Andrews: I’ve said before that Whittaker is a technician and he showed it again last night. An excellent win for him against a tough Tavares.

MAIN EVENT

STIPE MIOCIC VS MARK HUNT

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Stipe Miocic punches Mark Hunt in their heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on May 10, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WINNER: STIPE MIOCIC VIA 4TH RD TKO

Andrews: Miocic defeated Roy Nelson with a less assaultive technical display but I think that loss to JDS will continue to help Miocic improve. Here against Hunt, he used his superior reach and used the takedown when he got in trouble. A smart win for Miocic.

 

@kenaiandrews

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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