Mark Hunt vs. ‘Bigfoot’ Silva expected to headline UFC in Australia

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Mark Hunt (left) will face Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Heavyweights are heading down under.

A fight between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva is expected to headline an upcoming UFC card in Australia, according to a Tuesday report from Combate.

The Hunt-Silva tilt is verbally agreed to, according to the report, and is expected to be a “Fight Night” card for Saturday, Dec. 21.

Hunt (9-8) is coming off a loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, a match that saw JDS land a spinning-heel kick that led to the TKO over the Samoan fighter. The loss ended a four-fight winning streak for Hunt, as well as an unlikely rise to becoming a heavyweight title contender.

Silva (19-8) is also coming off a loss, a TKO at the hands of heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez on the same card Hunt fell to dos Santos. The title shot for Silva was earned after knocking out Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem in consecutive fights.

UFC officials are yet to announce the Dec. 21 card.

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