UFC Auckland News

Jun 11, 2017 7:15 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Auckland: Mark Hunt gets $10K

Last night, the UFC touched down in the country of New Zealand for a second time with the exciting UFC Auckland card. In this card’s main event, we saw Kiwi MMA legend Mark Hunt collide with surging American heavyweight contender Derek Lewis. Hunt would win this fight by punishing an exhausted Lewis to a fourth-round...

Jun 11, 2017 6:44 am

Derrick Lewis says that Mark Hunt bout is “probably my last fight”

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis lumbered onto the canvas with a titan of the division in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Though Lewis was able to land some big punches in the second frame, this fight was almost all Hunt, who battered...

Jun 11, 2017 6:30 am

Pros react to Mark Hunt’s TKO defeat of Derrick Lewis, Lewis’ possible retirement

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 110, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped into the cage with a verifiable MMA legend in Mark Hunt. Lewis’ goal was to extend his win-streak to a division-best seven-straight, and just maybe, earn himself the next crack at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. Regrettably for...

Jun 11, 2017 5:54 am

Pros react to Derek Brunson’s quick KO of Dan Kelly

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 110, American middleweight contender Derek Brunson collided with streaking Australian judo specialist Dan Kelly. Brunson made this challenge look easy. Moments into the first round, he floored his Australian foe with a crashing left hand. From there, Brunson chased his dazed opponent to the canvas,...

Jun 10, 2017 9:20 pm

UFC Auckland results: Derek Brunson mauls Dan Kelly in the first (highlights)

In the co-main event of the UFC’s Saturday-night UFC Auckland card, American Derek Brunson met Australia’s Dan Kelly in a clash of ranked middleweights. Though Kelly entered the fight with a good deal of momentum behind him, this one was all Brunson. Moments into the first round, the American put his foe down with a...

Jun 10, 2017 8:59 pm

UFC Auckland results: Dan Hooker clobbers Ross Pearson with second-round knee (highlights)

The fourth bout of the UFC Auckland main card occurred at lightweight, where British veteran Ross Pearson took on New Zealand’s Dan Hooker. Though Pearson was not without his moments in the fight, this one ultimately went to Hooker in dramatic fashion. Mid-way through the second round, the hometown hero planet an rocket-fuelled knee on...

Jun 10, 2017 8:22 pm

UFC Auckland results: Ion Cutelaba smashes Henrique da Silva in seconds

The third bout of the UFC Auckland main card occurred at light heavyweight, where 23-year-old Moldovan prospect Ion Cutelaba collided with Brazilian clinch specialist Henrique Da Silva. Just like the fight that preceded it, this one was fast.  Seconds into the first round, the young Cutelaba floored his foe with a thudding right hand to the...

Jun 10, 2017 7:43 pm

UFC Auckland results: Alexander Volkanovski defeats Mizuto Hirota by decision (highlights)

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, an exciting, 11-fight card. The event’s main card was kicked off by a featherweight bout by Japanese veteran Mizuto Hirota and highly regarded Australian prospect Alexander Volkanovski. This one was all Volkanovski. Though the durability of Hirota’s chin was on full display, he could...

Jun 10, 2017 7:01 pm

UFC Auckland results: Vinc Pichel smashes Damien Brown to first-round knockout (highlights)

On Saturday night, the UFC returned to our screens with UFC Auckland, which broadcast live from Auckland, New Zealand. This exciting event’s undercard was wrapped up by a lightweight bout between American Ultimate Fighter veteran Vinc Pichel and Australia’s Damien Brown. This one did not last long. Mid-way through the first round, Pichel caught his...