A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight champion Frank Mir and former title challenger Mark Hunt will headline UFC Fight Night 84 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia.

The blockbuster bout will be formally announced next week but has been confirmed by UFC officials via foxsports.au and espn.com. The five round main event, scheduled for March 19, is the first confirmed bout of the event.

An Unassuming Record

Ranked #7 in the UFC Heavyweight division, Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt carries an unassuming 11-10-1 MMA record including 6-4-1 in the UFC. However,8 of those 11 wins including all six UFC wins have been by stoppage. Hunt challenged Fabricio Werdum for the interim UFC Heavyweight title at UFC 180 but came up short as Werdum knocked him out in Round 2 to capture the Heavyweight title. After fighting Werdum, Hunt was once again stopped but in the fifth round by Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65. But just as we all thought that back to back losses would spell the end of the career of 41-year old Hunt, he bounced back with a spectacular first round KO of Antonio “Big Foot” Silva at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.

Return To Winners Circle

Frank Mir on the other hand, will be trying to return to the winner’s circle after his disappointing unanimous decision loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 191. Since losing the interim Heavyweight Title to Shane Carwin at UFC 111, Mir has been on a slump. He’s just 5-5 since then with a four fight losing streak in between. Mir has won just twice in his last 7 bouts.  Now ranked #10 in the UFC Heavyweight division, Mir is looking for one final run at championship glory. The 36 year old Mir won the interim UFC Heavyweight title twice but he never became full-time champion. But his first title reign was cut short after he tore all his ligaments during a motorcycle accident in 2004. Mir holds the record for most fights, wins, submissions in UFC Heavyweight history and is tied for 4th overall with most wins.He is credited as the first man to submit Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert Antonio Rodrigo Noguiera at UFc 140.

The winner of this bout will live for another day while the loser could be one step closer to his retirement plan.

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