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Mark Hunt to fight Junior dos Santos

Updated: March 9, 2013, 6:34 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will fight Mark Hunt at UFC 160 on May 25 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced on Saturday.

UFC president Dana White first revealed word of the bout to MMAFighting.com earlier in the day.

Hunt replaces former Strikeforce titleholder Alistair Overeem, dos Santos' initial opponent. Overeem was forced to withdraw because of injury.

Hunt (9-7) put himself in contender status with a third-round technical knockout of Stefan Struve on March ...

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