Report: Hunt vs. Bigfoot Agree to Headline UFC in Australia

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2013

The UFC's return to the Land Down Under reportedly has a main event of mammoth proportions.

One of Oceania's most popular fighters, Mark Hunt, is said to be squaring off against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in a heavyweight affair in the main attraction. However, a city and venue has not been nailed down yet.

Both Silva and Hunt look to get back into the win column after recent losses.

"The Super Samoan" took a setback at UFC 160, where Junior dos Santos broke through the legendary chin of Hunt with a spinning heel kick. That loss reversed a four-fight win streak that saw the hulking New Zealand kickboxing legend knock out Stefan Struve, Cheick Kongo and Chris Tuchscherer.

"Bigfoot" lost his last bout in a bid for the heavyweight title when was knocked out by Cain Velasquez. Previous to that, Silva fired off impressive knockout wins over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem.

A matchup of the two is interesting. Both are powerful strikers, but Silva has a vastly superior ground game and holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. That being said, Hunt has a great chin and needs just one strike to end Silva's night.

Both men are looking to get back in the title hunt that knockout losses pulled them out of. One has to believe a win would make them one of a few names within title contention.

The event is set to take place December 21st and from judging the events already announced, it will probably be labeled UFC Fight Night 33. Talent from Australia and New Zealand is likely to have a solid presence on the card as well.

When looking at talent from the area, fighters such as Dylan Andrews, James Te Huna and Robert Whittaker are all possibilities of making the card.

There are no other fights announced for this card, so stay tuned with Bleacher Report as more fights on this card become available.