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Mark Hunt gets visa, headed to Vegas for UFC 160 fight

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mark Hunt will be fighting Junior dos Santos next Saturday night.

The heavyweight fighter will "likely" fly out tonight after getting his visa, the UFC confirmed to MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani.

Hunt's travel nightmare began around two weeks ago when he was stopped twice going to the airport because of a 2002 arrest. The UFC was even targeting Roy Nelson as a possible replacement if Hunt wouldn't be available to fight.

Hunt will face dos Santos in the UFC 160 co-main event. In the main event, Antonio Silva will square off against UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.