UFC Auckland: Lewis vs Hunt – Winners and Losers

The UFC’s international expansion plans have led to much success overall, blazing into different markets and capitalizing on the popularity of local talent. While some international cards have gone from great to lackluster — to just plain atrocious, in some cases — they continue to do what they were intended to do: separate the wheat from the chaff and establish some order in each division.

This card had the added benefit of giving some lesser-known fighters some shine in front of their home crowd. This was of great benefit to the overall mood, since the event didn’t have much momentum at first but then had some excellent finishes and lovely performances as the card went on. The biggest bonus was the main event ending on a good note for the local audience, as a legend of the sport notched a very important win. So let’s start with him.

  • Winners

Mark Hunt – The Super Samoan was in something of a do or die scenario, and ended up on top. At 43 years of age, a record close to .500 and a lawsuit against the UFC, he took on one of the most fearsome forces of the heavyweight division. Hunt ate some shots, but managed to fight smart enough and keep his defense active. He was able to

Article source: http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2017/6/11/15777332/ufc-fight-night-lewis-hunt-auckland-new-zealand-brunson-kelly

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