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Cheick Kongo Meets Mark Hunt at UFC 144 in Japan

Rising heavyweight Cheick Kongo and PRIDE veteran Mark Hunt have agreed to square off at UFC 144 in Japan on February 26, but the matchup has not yet been officially signed, MMA Weekly reports.

Kongo (17-6-2) topped previously unbeaten Matt Mitrione at UFC 137 in October to improve to 3-0-1 in his last four fights, while Hunt (7-7) snapped a six-fight losing streak with back-to-back UFC wins over Chris Tuchscherer and Ben Rothwell.

UFC 144, which airs as a regular UFC pay-per-view on Feb. 25 due to the time difference, is headlined by UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar vs. Ben Henderson and also includes Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony PettisYushin Okami vs. Tim Boetsch, and Yoshihiro Akiyama vs. Jake Shields.

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