Mark Hunt and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva Meet in Instant Classic at UFC Fight Night 33 (Video Highlight)
Their scrap was on free TV and received very little hoopla, but Mark Hunt (pictured) and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva wound up putting on arguably the best heavyweight fight in MMA history on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 33.
UFC president Dana White said he might have to sit former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua (pictured) down to talk about retirement if he lost to James Te Huna on Saturday. No need for that uncomfortable chat, Dana.
After a freebie night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Mark Hunt (pictured), Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot.”
After their instant classic on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 33, it was a given Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva (pictured) and Mark Hunt would score an extra $50,000 apiece for "Fight of the Night" honors. However, UFC president Dana White took the financial incentives a step further by awarding each heavyweight their win bonuses despite the fact their scrap resulted in a majority draw.
Now that “UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com.
"UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot" took place Saturday (Friday in America) inside Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Australia.
UFC Fight Night 33 might be jumping off right now in Australia, but Friday night has been all about UFC 170 fight announcements thus far. Shortly after Rashad Evans confirmed he was headlining the February 22 festivities against Daniel Cormier, it was reported Demian Maia (pictured) will meet Rory MacDonald in the event.
All the fighters slated to compete in tomorrow's "Invicta FC 7: Honchak vs. Smith" event tipped the scale Friday inside Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri.
For the second time in as many fights, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans (pictured) will face a fellow Fox Sports broadcast partner. During Friday's UFC Fight Night 33 pre-fight show on Fox Sports 2, Evans announced he'll welcome Daniel Cormier to the 205-pound division at UFC 170.
The official weigh-ins for "World Series of Fighting 7" took place Friday inside PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, Canada.
December 7th, 2013
PNE Agrodome in Vancouver, Canada
NBC Sports Network (9PM ET/6PM PT)
December 7th, 2013
Ameristar Casino Hotel in Kansas City, Missouri
Online Pay-Per-View (9PM ET/6PM PT)
December 14th, 2013
Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California
FOX (8PM ET/5PM PT)