Mark Hunt Gets Wish! Will Face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25th

Just a day after UFC president Dana White said Mark Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos, “The Super Samoan” got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night. Hunt will now meet dos Santos at UFC 160 in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 25th, 2013.

Hunt, who calls it “my title shot”, denied ever turning down the fight, and was very pleased with the outcome of the situation. This opportunity presented itself after Alistair Overeem pulled out of the fight due to a quadriceps injury. Immediately after Hunt started campaigning for the fight.

Hunt is riding a four-fight winning streak following his knockout of Stefan Struve last Saturday night, while dos Santos is coming off a heavyweight title loss to Cain Velasquez back in December.

Hunt vs. JDS will serve as the co-main event at UFC 160, an event headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II, which takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

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