New Zealand-born UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has scored a brutal TKO win over Dutchman Stefan Struve in Japan.

After an even start to the fight, Hunt attacked seven-foot Struve with a flurry of punches in the third round and sent him to the canvas with a huge left hook.

Afterwards Struve was taken to hospital with a broken jaw. Hunt's victory broke Struve's four-fight winning streak.

Hunt, known as the "Super Samoan'', is a 38-year-old born in South Auckland and now living in Sydney. His win has caused ripples in the division and his next opponent is likely to be highly ranked.