MMA fans rejoice. Kiwi Mark Hunt is set for a historic hard-hitting clash against American heavyweight Derrick Lewis in Auckland,

While "Super Samoan" Hunt appears nearing the later stage of his career, the Sydney-based veteran will be making his first UFC appearance in New Zealand, the fight said to be scheduled for the Vector Arena on June 11.

The 32-year-old Lewis, on a run of knockout victories, wanted to fight the South Auckland-raised Hunt who was smashed in his last outing by Alistair Over em, and Hunt still needs a medical clearance.

Lewis has announced the fight via Twitter, although there is no official confirmation. The first UFC Fight Night was held in Auckland in 2014.


Lewis won by a knockout over Travis Browne in February, his fifth such victory in his last six fights. Hunt is running at 2-3, plus one no-contest. Hunt's last victory was a knockout victory over Frank Mir in early 2016.