UFC 160 results: Junior dos Santos wheel kicks Mark Hunt into unconsciousness

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

It took almost the full three rounds, but finally Junior Dos Santos dropped Mark Hunt and followed up with the finish in the co-main event of UFC 160.

In a battle to possibly determine the next Heavyweight contender, Mark Hunt faced Junior Dos Santosin the UFC 160 co-main event. The bout was what most expected - both men threw some heavy leather and belted each other all over the place. It was JDS that got the advantage though, and he finished it with one of the nicest kicks you'll ever see, especially from a heavyweight.

Mark Hunt started the fight hitting JDS with leg kicks. Dos Santos looked to stay at range but didn't land anything hard early. Dos Santos landed a huge right hand that dropped Hunt for a second. Hunt recovered and the rest of the round saw the two heavyweights trying to trade bombs

Dos Santos had tried to say at range but has only found limited success. They traded on the feet for the majority of the second round, but eventually JDS scored a takedown. He didn't hit a lot of strikes but won the latter part of the round.

As expected, the final round of the fight turned into a heavyweight slugfest. In the closing seconds Dos Santos hit a crazy spinning back kick that dropped Hunt.He followed up with one huge punch and Hunt was out.The finish came just 42 seconds before the final horn.

Dos Santos (16-2) has now most likely earned another shot at the title in a third bout with Cain Velasquez.


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