UFC 160 Live Blog: Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt

Junior dos Santos and Mark Hunt will clash on the UFC 160 main card. - Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 160 live blog for Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Dos Santos, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Hunt, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 160 live blog below.


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Round 1: Our referee for this heavyweight clash is Steve Mazzagatti. Touch of gloves and we're off. Dos Santos wings a straight right past Hunt's head. Hunt answers with a left. Big swing and miss for Hunt. Dos Santos looking to go to the body. Hunt wades forward with a flurry. Huge overhand right obliterates Hunts! Dos Santos lunges in but Hunt is already back on his feet. Wow. Hunt trudges forward and misses with another flurry. Dos Santos backs away from a body kick. Hunt firing off hooks but nothing lands flush. Hunt stalking forward. Dos Santos jabs the body, then follows with a cross. Hunt paws out his jab. Spinning back fist misses for Hunt. Dos Santos barely misses with a wild overhand right. Another from dos Santos and this one finds its mark. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for dos Santos.

Round 2: Another touch of gloves kicks us off. Good sportsmanship. Hunt delivers a right into dos Santos' brow. Dos Santos answers with his own shot. Big left hook backs up dos Santos. Hunt connects with a low kick then eats a right. Dos Santos getting the better of the striking exchanges so far. Hunt pushes forward and wings a left into the body. Big jab from dos Santos. And another. Dos Santos feeling it now. Another jab. Hunt still stalking forward. Dos Santos lands a spinning kick to the body. Hunt closes the distance and finds a home for a salvo. Huge right hand just misses for Hunt. Wild exchange against the fence. Dos Santos drops down for a double and gets it, landing in half guard. The audience boos the takedown? Really? Dos Santos working short shots from the top, then advances into side control. Big series of elbows from the former champ. MMA Fighting scores the round 10-9 for dos Santos.

Round 3: Swell of applause greets the final frame. Hunt swings for the fences and just misses a massive overhand right. Left hook lands for dos Santos. Dos Santos goes back to his jab then circles left. Hunt headhunting with his left hook. Big combination connects for dos Santos. Hunt eats a series of jabs and crosses then fires off a leg kick. Hunt still stalking forward. Dos Santos swings and misses wildly. Hunt's running out of time. Dos Santos avoids a wild overhand right. Huge left hook staggers Hunt. Dos Santos closes for the kill but Hunts fires right back. There's no quit in him. Massive spinning back kick floors Hunt! Oh my God. Dos Santos swarms and unloads a right hand. Mark Hunt is out. Wow.

UFC 160 results: Junior dos Santos def. Mark Hunt via knockout (spinning back kick and punches) at 4:18 of round 3.

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