UFC 52: Mark Hunt [vs] Roy Nelson
September 20, 2014
8:00 pm
Saitama, Japan
Saitama Super Arena

In a battle of hulking heavyweights, VS LIVE fighter Mark Hunt (10-8-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) and Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA, 7-6 UFC) went punch for punch, and Mark Hunt’s fists had the last word.

Hunt became the first fighter to knock out Nelson in the UFC, stopping him at the 3:00 mark of the second round with a well-timed uppercut that sent “The Ultimate Fighter 10” winner face-first to the canvas.

The heavyweight bout was the main event of UFC Fight Night 52 card at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It streamed on UFC Fight Pass.

Looking no worse for the wear despite the precipitous drop, Hunt thanked God and his sponsors after knocking out Nelson, who is ranked No. 9.

“Rematch is always good to me,” Hunt said when asked who he’d like to fight next. “Anyone in the top 10.”