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Mark Hunt vs. Junior dos Santos on for UFC 160

All’s well that ends well for Mark Hunt. A day after UFC president Dana White said Hunt turned down a fight against Junior dos Santos at UFC 160, The Super Samoan got the fight he wanted following a phone conversation with White Thursday night. As a result, Hunt will now meet dos Santos on May 25 in Las Vegas. When contacted by MMAFighting.com, an ecstatic Hunt called the opportunity my title shot. Hunt, who denied ever directly turning down the opportunity, was pleased with the outcome of the call, as was White. They would not discuss exactly what they spoke about. An opening presented itself for Hunt after Alistair Overeem pulled out of the fight due to a quadriceps injury. Immediately after the Overeem news broke, Hunt told MMAFighting.com that he was willing and ready to fight dos Santos later this year. Hunt (9-7) enters the fight riding a four-fight winning streak following his knockout of Stefan Struve last Saturday night, while dos Santos (15-2) is coming off a heavyweight title loss to Cain Velasquez in December. UFC 160, headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva 2, will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hunt vs. dos Santos will serve as the co-main event.

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