Fans in Melbourne, Australia might get a chance to see a rematch of arguably the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history.
According to sources with knowledge of the event, the organization is targeting Antonio Silva vs. Mark Hunt 2 for UFC 193 on Nov. 14. The UFC has yet to officially announce the event, or any fight on the card for that matter, as they finalize which venue will host the card.
Hunt and Silva fought to a bloody five-round draw in Dec. 2013 in a fight many consider not only the greatest heavyweight fight in UFC history but also one of the greatest fights ever. However, the fight was somewhat marred after the fact when Silva failed his post-fight drug test due to elevated levels of testosterone.
The 41-year-old Hunt (10-10-1), who fights out of Australia, followed up that performance with a knockout of Roy Nelson, which earned him a late-replacement interim title shot against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180, but "The Super Samoan" loss that fight to Werdum, as well as his most recent bout against Stipe Miocic.
Silva (19-7-1) snapped a four-fight winless streak earlier this month at UFC 190 when he defeated Soa Palelei, a training partner of Hunt's, via second-round TKO. The win was his first since his Feb. 2013 victory over Alistair Overeem. He was also in the running for a fight against Stefan Struve next, however, it appears as though the Hunt rematch is the current frontrunner.