UFC 127 Fight Card Primer: Mark Hunt vs. Chris Tuchscherer

Hunt vs. Tuchscherer, photo via Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Brock Lesnar training partner Chris Tuchscherer (21-3, 1 NC, 1-2 UFC) squares off with former Pride and K-1 veteran Mark Hunt (5-7, 0-1 UFC). This fight is not scheduled for broadcast.

How do these guys stack up?

Tuchscherer: 35 years old, 6'2", 76" reach
Hunt: 36 years old, 5'10", reach unknown

What have these guys done lately?

Tuchscherer: L - Brendan Schaub (TKO), W - Tim Hague (MD), L - Gabriel Gonzaga (TKO)
Hunt: L - Sean McCorkle (SUB), L - Gegard Mousasi (SUB), L - Melvin Manhoef (KO)

How did these guys get here?

Chris Tuchscherer trains with Brock Lesnar. In 2008, he reached the finals of the infamous YAMMA Pit Fighting tournament, where he lost to Travis Wiuff. The biggest win on his ledger is Krzysztof Soszynski, who now fights at 205 pounds.

Mark Hunt made his name in kickboxing at the turn of the millennium. He won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix tournament, and owns a 30-13 record in professional kickboxing. He made his MMA debut in 2004 for Pride, losing to Hidehiko Yoshida. He won five straight fights, including split decisions over MMA legends Mirko Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva, before dropping six consecutive fights. Hunt hasn't won a fight since 2006.

Why should you care?

I want to say that you should pray this doesn't make any of the broadcasts, but the only reason the UFC would air this is if someone's lights go out. I also want to say that the UFC cuts the loser, but Hunt may have another guaranteed fight on his contract. Let's hope not.

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