Mark Hunt Receives Visa; Cleared to Meet Junior dos Santos in UFC 160 Co-Headliner
With one short tweet, Mark Hunt
appears to have alleviated the concerns of UFC brass and fans
“Thank u for my visa father,” Hunt wrote on Sunday, apparently
confirming that he will be able to travel to Las Vegas for his
160 co-main event showdown with Junior dos
Santos on Saturday.
Last week, Hunt announced that he was denied departure from New
Zealand due to visa issues, and the Nevada Athletic Commission
granted heavyweight contender Roy Nelson a
license to fight at UFC 160 in the event that Hunt was unable to
make the trip. MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani
reported via Twitter that UFC officials confirmed that Hunt had
received his visa and would fly to Las Vegas sometime on Sunday
UFC 160 takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena and is headlined by a
heavyweight title clash between Cain
Velasquez and Antonio
Silva. The card also features a lightweight title eliminator
Maynard and T.J. Grant.
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