6 Takeaways From UFC Auckland

UFC visited New Zealand for just the second time ever. What went down?


Auckland, New Zealand was the site of UFC Fight Night 110, pitting home town hero Mark Hunt against Derrick Lewis in an enticing main event between two of the hardest hitting heavyweights on the planet. The heavyweight division isn't always one that delivers the most exciting five round affairs, but knowing this fight could end at any moment with one punch was half the intrigue of this battle of the big men.

A card very much designed for the Oceanic crowd, pitting Australia and New Zealand's finest (with the exception of Robert Whittaker, who's booked for UFC 213), there was a lot to like on this card wherever you were from. An interesting co-main event featuring Australia's Dan Kelly against America's Derek Brunson promised to further confuse an already jumbled up middleweight title picture.

Elsewhere on the card, Ross Pearson needed to defeat another home town kid in Dan Hooker to stop the rot, and Ben Nguyen faced Tim Elliott in a flyweight bout with potential title implications down the line. We saw finishes aplenty and even a teased retirement on this show.

Check out all the big stories from a crazy night of fights in the Queen City.


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