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UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt delivers first ever KO defeat to Big Country in the UFC, other results

Mark Hunt (left) is frustrated with the issues preventing him from making his way to the U.S. for his UFC 160 fight with Junior dos Santos. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
(Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Everybody in the Saitama Super Arena, in Tokyo, Japan, and around the globe, knew what they were in for.

In a match up between Mark Hunt and Roy “Big Country” Nelson, a one-punch KO was the most likely outcome.

4_GB72_StampSiteAfter a first round of nearly misses, Mark Hunt took advantage of Nelson’s lean forward when punching to land a uppercut right on the chin that landed Big Nelson on the ground.

The referee had nothing else to do but to get in the way and give the win to the Super Samoan.

Hunt’s right hand had just delivered Big Country’s first ever KO defeat in his MMA career.

In the co-main event, Myles Jury showed clearly that he is on his way up while Takanori Gomi is in his way down.

Yoshihiro Akiyama also had a convincing performance against Amir Sadollah for a 30-27 unanimous decision win.

In the first ever female bout in UFC history in Japan, Miesha Tate had almost no trouble to overcome local star Rin Nakai.

Here are the complete results of the night.

UFC Fight Night Japan: Hunt vs. Nelson

September 20, 2014

Saitama, Japan

Main Bouts (UFC Fight Pass)
Mark Hunt defeated Roy Nelson by KO at 3:00 of R2
Myles Jury defeated Takanori Gomi by TKO at 1:32 of R1
Yoshihiro Akiyama defetated Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Miesha Tate defeated Rin Nakai by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Kiichi Kunimoto defeated Richard Walsh by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Kyoji Horiguchi defeated Jon Delos Reyes by TKO at 3:48 of R1

Preliminary Bouts (UFC Fight Pass)
Masanori Kanehara defeated Alex Caceres by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Katsunori Kikuno defetated Sam Sicilia by submission (RNC) at 1:38 of R2
Hyun Gyu Lim defeated Takenori Sato by TKO (elbows) at 1:18 of R1
Kyung Ho Kang defeated Michinori Tanaka by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Johnny Case defeated Kazuki Tokudome via TKO (guillotine choke) at 2:34 of R2
Maximo Blanco defeated Daniel Hooker by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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