Hunt, Silva pound way to majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33

Mark Hunt (left) and Antonio Silva fought to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 Friday. (UFC.com)

Mark Hunt (left) and Antonio Silva fought to a majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33 Friday. (UFC.com)

Neil Springer, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:37 AM ET

Merriam-Webster should replace its dictionary entry for the word “war” with a photo of Mark (The Super Samoan) Hunt and Antonio (Bigfoot) Silva.

The American Top Team teammates went to a majority draw in one of the best heavyweight fights in MMA history during the main event of UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia Friday.

Hunt and Silva each showed a ton of heart during the 25-minute bout, which left both men bloodied and bruised.

Silva got off to a strong start, keeping the shorter Hunt on the outside and damaging his lead leg with low kicks. The 2001 K-1 world grand prix champion, however, shifted the momentum in the third, dropping the Silva with a straight right and unloading with brutal ground-and-pound. Silva came close to finishing Hunt in the fourth after cracking the New Zealand native with a knee to the head, but couldn't get the job done.

Both fighters were exhausted going into the final stanza, but continued to exchange heavy leather.


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