Mark Hunt has one of the best striking resumes in the heavyweight division. Hunt, a former K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, was looking for a new challenge and Pride FC offered him a contract. Mark’s MMA record may stand at 6-7, but this is deceiving when you look at the calibre of fighter he has faced. He holds notable wins over the likes of Cro Cop and Wanderlei Silva. Hunt is as rough and tough as any Mixed Marital Artist you will ever see. He can adapt and change to suit each opponent and has the ability to take a powerful punch. The ground game is his weakness, as 6 of his 7 loses are by submission, but he is dedicated to improving his technique and is constantly working on his wrestling and submissions. Hunt broke his losing streak, with a crushing KO over Chris Tuchscherer, in front of a hometown crowd in Australia. Now, at 1-1 in the Ocatagon, Hunt is looking to rededicate himself to the sport and wants to make a run for the heavyweight title. He will have his hands full against Ben Rothwell, but is confident that he will take the next step forward. Hayabusa is excited to team up with Mark Hunt and looks forward to another great performance. Mark proudly chooses to train and compete in Hayabusa, #1 Trusted Brand in MMA.
Nate Diaz is heading back to 155 lbs after a 2-2 run in the welterweight division. Diaz, a submission standout, is as talented as they come. His losses at welterweight were by decision and neither opponent, Dong Hyun Kim or rising star Rory MacDonald, were able to finish him. Diaz’s next challenge is against Japanese sensation Takanori Gomi. Nate is ready to go to war with ‘The Fireball Kid’ and will look to avoid the powerful hands of Gomi. Diaz has improved his striking game, but it is dangerous to try to stand and trade with Gomi. Nate will look to take Gomi down and finish him on the ground either by submission or ground and pound. Hayabusa is proud to team up with Nate Diaz and wishes him the best of luck in his upcoming fight.
At 12-0 Nick Ring is a middleweight fighter to keep your eye on . While on the 11th season of TUF Nick won his first two fights, including a decision win over the eventual winner Court McGee, but was forced to withdraw due to injury. Since the show, Ring is a perfect 2-0 in the UFC and looks to keep his unbeaten streak alive against Tim Boetsch. Nick has very fast, powerful hands and combines this striking prowess with a Brown Belt in BJJ. Ring has the experience and potential to make a huge impact in the middleweight division. Hayabusa is proud that Nick Ring chooses to train and compete in Hayabusa. Hayabusa would like to wish Nick Ring the best in his quest for middleweight gold.
Hayabusa would also like to wish wrestling standout Ricardo Romero luck as he looks to get back on the winning track against James Te Huna.