The first fight was hailed as one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time and now they will do it again as Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva has agreed to meet Mark Hunt in a rematch set for UFC 193 in Australia on Nov. 14.
Sources close to the contest confirmed to FOX Sports that verbal agreements are in place for the matchup. MMAFighting.com initially reported the fight.
“Bigfoot” and Hunt engaged in an absolute war of attrition in their first fight back in 2013 with both fighters exchanging huge blows over the course of five rounds.
When it was all over, the fight was declared a majority draw but no one seemed to mind after both fighters gave everything they had over 25 minutes in the Octagon together.
The bout won “Fight of the Night” and is still remembered as one of the greatest clashes of all time. Unfortunately the fight did get marred with a black eye in the weeks after the show ended as Silva tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone before facing a nine-month suspension.
“Bigfoot” and Hunt will now look to do it all over again while also hopefully closing the door on the matchup with one of them walking out the victor this time.
The fight between “Bigfoot” vs. Hunt joins the recently announced main event pitting welterweight champion Robbie Lawler against Carlos Condit.
The one caveat to the fight becoming official is UFC 193 still doesn’t actually have a home in Melbourne, Australia, where the show is expected to take place.
UFC officials are still trying to confirm an arena for the card and once that deal is done, the bouts for the show can then be drafted and signed as well.