In this flashback fight, Josh Barnett looks to top the rankings with the heavyweight legend Mark Hunt standing in his way.
It was back in July 2006 when Barnett and Hunt squared off in the quarterfinal of the PRIDE heavyweight grand prix. Barnett (20-3 at the time) made his way to the bout with a round 1 keylock submission against Aleksander Emelianenko. Meanwhile, Hunt (5-1 at the time) made it through the first phase with a technical knockout victory over Tsuyoshi Kohsaka.
It was a classic striker vs. grappler business, with Barnett dominating with his submission skills. Check out the full fight video below.
Barnett returns to action on September 26 against Roy Nelson in the headlining fight of UFC Fight Night 75 taking place Japan. Hunt on the other hand fights again in November against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the co-main event of UFC 193 in Australia.