Big fight night for Kiwi MMA pair in Las Vegas

BEN STANLEY
Last updated 16:20 12/03/2013
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Kiwi UFC star James Te Huna will join countryman Mark Hunt at UFC 160 in Las Vegas in May in an event that shapes as the most important in New Zealand mixed martial arts history.

Te Huna, who beat Canadian Ryan Jimmo in his most recent fight in London last month, will clash with Brazilian Glover Teixeira at the MGM Grand on May 25.

The 31-year-old Darfield-born light-heavyweight replaces Ryan Bader on the card in Las Vegas, after Bader injured himself training for the fight.

The fight shapes as Te Huna's toughest yet, with Teixeira, ranked fourth light-heavyweight in the world, undefeated since 2005.

Te Huna, who is now based in Sydney, is in good form at the moment, without defeat in his last four fights, but will need to raise his ground game to better the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt.

Teixeira demolished former light heavyweight champion Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson on points in his most recent fight.

Hunt, a former K-1 world champion also based in Sydney, will take on world No 2 heavyweight Junior dos Santos at the same event in Las Vegas. 

Hunt, who was born and raised in South Auckland, is ranked the world's ninth-best heavyweight.

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