UFC Fight Night 33 live blog: Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva

Bigfoot Silva, right, will try to rebound at UFC Fight Night 33 on Friday. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC Fight Night 33 live blog for Mark Hunt vs. Bigfoot Silva, a heavyweight bout at Friday night's UFC event at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Hunt, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Silva, who has lost three of his past five fights, in the main event.

Check out the UFC Fight Night 33 live blog below.


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Round 1: The referee in charge of the action is Steve Perceval. Both fighters open orthodox. Now Bigfoot switching stances and throwing side kicks. Outside leg kick from Silva lands. Decent front kick, lead jab combo from Silva. Hunt is nailed with a right hook that floors him and Silva follows up. Hunt, however, seems ok and is back on his feet. Silva ducks under a punch and presses Hunt into the fence, but Hunt re-pummels and presses Silva in the cage. The separate after a failed foot sweep from Hunt.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Silva

Round 2:
Hunt launches a combo, but they all miss. Outside leg kick from Silva. Silva tries to press Hunt into the cage for a takedown and can't get it. Hunt throws a right to the body and it scores. Hunt attacks and drives through a right hand. Hunt with his own inside leg kick and now a counter right hand. Hunt with a nice body kick. Silva landed an outside kick and it clearly hurts Hunt low on the calf.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hunt

Round 3: Hunt tries to catch a kick and goes for a takedown, but Silva is able to stand, although he uses the fence a bit for help. Silva attempts a trip and nearly gets taken down himself. They separate off the clinch. Nice uppercut from Hunt and they clinch. Hunt with a nice right hand on the clinch break. And another down the middle when they separate, which puts Silva on his rear. Hunt digging elbows on top and now they're in half guard.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hunt

Round 4: Silva lands an outside leg kick, but Hunt connects with a right. They clinch along the fence. As they break,Bigfoot cracks Hunt with another outside leg kick. Hunt manages to score a takedown off of a failed takedown. Bigfoot twists for an armbar, but can't get it. Bigfoot lands a right underhook and stands. They separate. Good standing elbow from Hunt and a right hand. They're exchanging strikes. Bigfoot has him hurt badly. In unreal action, they're exchanging over and over and over and over. I can barely describe this. Each guy is landing on the other. Silva manages to land on top in a tired exchange and is bombing on Hunt. Hunt is bleeding and hanging on.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Silva

Round 5: Hunt comes out storming and lands hard right hands. Silva is hanging in there but is wobbly. Hunt is exhausted, too. Two left hooks from Hunt. Silva attempts a takedown and can't get it. Hunt is landing a lot, but Bigfoot still there. Silva hanging on for dear life. The fight is temporarily halted to examine the cuts of Silva. The action resumes. Silva with a leg kick and another. Hunt with an elbow. Big right hand now from Silva. Silva just leaning on Hunt in the clinch. Silva and Hunt just killing each other against the fence. Now a huge knee from Bigfoot. Fight of the Year-type action here, albeit in very sloppy form. Silva lands two knees in the clinch. Unreal action. Unreal fight. Completely fun.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Hunt and the fight 48-47 Hunt

The fight is declared a majority draw at 48-47 Hunt, 47-47, 47-47.

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