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Junior dos Santos opens as a big favorite over Mark Hunt | UFC News


Two of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division will collide at UFC 160 this May, and not surprisingly, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has opened as a large favorite over former K1 Champion Mark Hunt.

Bestfightodds.com currently has JDS as an early 4.6-to-1 (-460) favorite to defeat the “Super Samoan”. Junior dos Santos looked to be on the verge of a long title reign until he rematched former champ Cain Velasquez at UFC 155, where he suffered his first defeat inside the octagon. Prior to that loss, JDS had gone 9-0 under the UFC banner, including winning the heavyweight title at UFC on FOX 1 with his first-round KO of Cain Velasquez.

Meanwhile, Mark Hunt has been on a terror of late, he is currently riding a 4-fight win streak which includes 3 victories by way of knockout. The “Super Samoan” was last seen at UFC on FUEL TV: Stann vs Silva, where he destroyed opponent Stefan Struve with a brutal left hand that left the Dutchman with a broken jaw.

The JDS vs. Hunt bout will likely be pivitol in regards to determining the next contender to challenge for the heavyweight title.

UFC 160 takes place May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card airs on pay-per-view following the prelims on FX and Facebook. In the evenings main event, heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez defends his title in a rematch against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva.

Will Mark Hunt continue to defy the odds and earn a shot at becoming UFC Heavyweight Champion? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!

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