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Mark Hunt Zombies Ben Rothwell At UFC 135

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UFC 135 results: Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27).

Photo by Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.
Photo by Zuffa LLC via Getty Images.

 Mark Hunt continued the heavyweight division's unlikeliest come back story by beating Ben Rothwell at UFC 135. Hunt improves his record to .500 (7-7; 2-1 UFC) after leveraging a clause in his contract with the old Pride Championships that forced the UFC to give him a couple of fights when they bought the Japanese organization.

UFC 135 results: Mark Hunt defeats Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27).

When Hunt, then 5-6 came back into the UFC, no one would have predicted he'd lose 45 pounds and beat Rothwell, a fighter ranked in the top 25 by the USA TODAY / MMA Nation Consensus MMA Rankings. Following his win over Chris Tuchscherer, Hunt now has a two fight winning streak going in the UFC.

Rothwell was coming off a long layoff after ACL surgery and he appeared to run out of stream but the thunderous punches of Hunt played a role in that as well. In the deep waters of the fight, Hunt battered a staggering Rothwell like a movie heroine battering a relentless but defenseless zombie with a baseball bat. 

The UFC could have a new contender in the heavyweight division and his name is Mark Hunt.