On Saturday, March 19 (Sunday, March 20 in Australia), the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs. Mir from the Brisbane Entertainment Centre inBrisbane.
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.
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