UFC 144 Results: Mark Hunt Knocks Out Cheick Kongo In The First Round

via Esther Lin

Mark Hunt defeats Cheick Kongo by TKO. The stoppage came at 2:11 in the first round.

Leg kick early from Mark Hunt but he slipped and Kongo pushed forward. Kongo clinched against the cage but Hunt quickly turned him into the fence. Huge reach difference between the two fighters was apparent as Hunt's punches were coming up short. Hunt landed a straight left hand as Kongo came forward which dropped the French fighter. Mark Hunt pressed forward and landed to Cheick's jaw. Kongo tried to run away but Hunt kept his pressure and threw heavy right hands that ultimately put the frenchman away. Several punches on the ground sealed the win and forced the referee to step in and call the fight.

Mark Hunt is now 3-1 in the UFC. He's quickly making a case for a top 10 ranking. Cheick Kongo was beginning to string wins together but this loss will drop him down the heavyweight ladder.

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