On Saturday, March 19 (Sunday, March 20 in Australia), the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.
In the night’s main event, former interim heavyweight title challenger Mark Hunt took on former UFC champion Frank Mir. The 41-year-old Kiwi Hunt scored a big win over Brazilian Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 193 in November. The win snapped a two-fight skid for the striking stalwart. Mir, meanwhile, saw a two-fight winning streak erased in September with a decision loss to Andrei Arlovski. Prior to that, the 36-year-old had scored back-to-back knockout wins over the aforementioned Bigfoot and Todd Duffee.
The co-main event featured the return of Cuban welterweight Hector Lombard, who clashed with Colorado-based fighter Neil Magny.
The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday with two preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Four additional preliminary card bouts aired on Fox Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, with the six-fight main card taking place at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.