The UFC 144 event will be held on pay per view this Saturday in Saitama, Japan. The event will include a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Cheick Kongo.
Mark “the Super Samoan” Hunt is a 5’10”, 265 pound fighter coming out of Australia. He has a 7-7 record in his career in MMA. He was a kickboxer prior to moving into MMA competitions. Hunt had a 30-13 record as a kickboxer and also competed in the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix.
Hunt works with a mixed series of skills involving striking, takedowns and submissions. He has successfully completed nearly half of his strikes. Start your UFC Betting action on Hunt vs. Kongo fight.
Hunt has won his last two matches. The most recent was a unanimous decision win over Ben Rothwell this past September during UFC 135.
Cheick Kongo is a 6’4″, 240 pound fighter from France. He has a 27-6-2 record in MMA fights. Kongo has been practicing martial arts since he was five years old. He has fought in a number of competitions but has particularly competed in Muay Thai kickboxing. He won the 2005 King of Colloseum kickboxing event and has a 21-2 record as a professional kickboxer.
Kongo has a 3-1-1 record in his last five fights. His most recent fight was a unaninious decision victory at UFC 137 over Matt Mitrione this past October. Check the UFC 144 Odds for Hunt vs. Kongo fight.
Kongo works with striking and takedowns as his key skills. He has also gotten close to sixty percent of all his strikes to connect on his opponents. He has also avoided 54% of strikes against him. However, he has only avoided half of the takedowns against him.
Kongo is listed as the current favorite for the match with a -220 line towards him. Hunt is the current underdog with a line of +250 in his name. This should make for a relatively tight match and should offer for some interesting choices for whom to bet on. The line should expect to change before the match does officially begin on Saturday.
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