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WZ Photo Gallery: Brock Lesnar’s UFC 200 Opponent Mark Hunt, Background on the Currently Ranked #8 UFC Heavyweight

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Earlier today Brock Lesnar announced on ESPN that he will be facing Mark Hunt at UFC 200.

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Hunt, who has an MMA record of 7-4-1, is a New Zealand UFC fighter of Samoan decent, and was the winner of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix. As of March 2016, Hunt is #8 in official UFC Heavyweight rankings. Over the years Hunt has become known as the “King of Walk-Offs” due to his trademark of walking away and stopping attacks before the referee officially ends the match.

In the World Kickboxing Federation Hunt was the 1999 WKBF Australian Super Heavyweight Champion. In Ultimate Fighting Championship, Hunt has earned Knockout of the Night two times, Fight of the Night two times and Performance of the Night two times.