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UFC 221: Mark Hunt vs. Curtis Blaydes added

New Zealand’s favourite fighting son No.5 Mark Hunt (13-11-1, 1NC) will return to the comfortable confines of Perth, Australia to battle up-and-coming heavyweight No. 9 Curtis Blaydes (9-1-0, 1NC) at UFC 221 in February.

Since being stopped by Francis Ngannou at UFC Fight Night 66, Blaydes, 26, has rattled off three wins in his last four contests, with one no-contest. His last bout was a TKO stoppage of Alexey Oleynik at UFC 217 in November.

Meanwhile, the 43-year-old Hunt put away Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110 in June.

UFC 221 is scheduled for Feb. 10 in Perth, Australia. Current bouts include:

Robert Whittaker (19-4-0) vs. Luke Rockhold (16-3-0)

Mark Hunt (13-11-1, 1NC) vs. Curtis Blaydes (9-1-0, 1NC)

Tyson Pedro (6-1-0) vs. Saparbek Saparov (8-1-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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

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