It's been a long time coming but Hunter finally gets his shot!
Since arriving on the scene, Hunter has gotten on Lyon's bad side simply by being so confident and calm, frustrating not only Lyon but all previous opponents.
Where Lyon wrestles just as his name implies -- with ferocity and intensity -- Hunter stalks his prey patiently and methodically...before going in for the kill.
After defeating X-Kon and Trigger (Lyon's pick to stop Hunter), Hunter earned an equal number of victories to Lyon, thereby forcing a title defense to occur.
The fans were split in advance voting on with Hunter being the favorite -- but is any amount of skill enough to overcome such a huge power imbalance?
Hunter, having dropped weight to qualify for a lower weight class in other MMA fights, comes in at about 168 pounds while Lyon gained some weight, arriving at 215 pounds.
In addition to the prefight interviews, this match includes mid-match 'corner' interviews as well.
Hunter arrives quietly confident, finally meeting Lyon on the mats to see who really is the better fighter!
Lyon, both the Heavyweight and Straight UP Champion, arrives with complete confidence as well...and a certain level of impatience, ready to turn the Hunter to the hunted!
No other wrestlers present, no interference, no storylines, no bull -- tonight, we will see who really is best!