On a night where UFC had its first five fights of the main card for UFC Fight Night 110 go for just a little more of 25 minutes of inside-the-octagon action, it’s main event took its sweet time with Mark Hunt capping off the evening with a fourth-round finish.
Hunt defeated Derrick Lewis in a heavyweight bout in the headliner for UFC’s show in Auckland, New Zealand in the fourth round.
Below is the ending of the fight written by David Tees on Fightful’s live coverage of the card.
Round Four: The round begins with Hunt attacking Lewis with some leg kicks, the fighters also start jabbing away at each other. Hunt rocks Lewis with some jabs followed by a right, Lewis recovers and pops a ducking Hunt with a left. Hunt starts attacking the midsection of Lewis with strikes, Lewis backs up Hunt with a punching combination. Hunt makes Lewis stumble by landing a two punch combination, Lewis responds by hitting Hunt with a jumping knee strike. Hunt pummels Lewis with a multiple strike combination and the referee jumps in.
Official Result: #7 Mark Hunt def. #6 Derrick Lewis by TKO via strikes (3:51, R4)
Lewis would then announce in the post-fight interview that he re-injured his lower back and is likely retiring from the sport. If he does follow through on his retirement plans, he'll retire with an 18-5 (1 NC) record.
Hunt got his first win since beating Frank Mir over a year ago at UFC Fight Night 85, which capped a two-fight win streak at the time. Hunt also recorded his 10th career MMA win via knockout.
On the other hand, Lewis’ six-fight win streak, which included wins over Travis Browne and Roy Nelson, was put to a halt.
You can tune in to the Post-UFC Fight Night 110 Fightful MMA Podcast with Fightful managing editor Sean Ross Sapp and “Showdown” Joe Ferraro at this link.