Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Hunt at UFC 144 in Saitama, Japan on February 25th

French kickboxer, Cheick Kongo will meet former K-1 champion, Mark Hunt at UFC 144 at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on February 25th, 2012.

Kongo is coming off a three round decision win over Matt Mitrione at UFC 137 last month, putting him back in the mix in the heavyweight division. Prior to that he’d scored a first round TKO win over Pat Barry.

Hunt turned around a six straight losing streak when he pulled off back-to-back wins inside the octagon over Chris Tuchscherer via knock out and Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision.

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