In what was the only fight on the main card to get passed the first round, it was Miocic who edged the opening exchanges.
Towards the end of the first round Miocic looked the stronger of the two and even though Hunt threw punches they did not seem to affect his opponent.
Miocic floored Hunt in every round and relentlessly attacked him around the head forcing Hunt's right eye to close and his face to bleed.
The fight was stopped at the 2:47 mark of the final frame as Hunt continued to take unanswered punishment.
Hunt looked a bloody and swollen mess by the time referee John Sharp finally stepped in and stopped the fight.
A doctor ruled that Hunt was fit to fight when he looked at him between the fourth and fifth rounds. The fight though should have been stopped far earlier as the New Zealand fighter was taking a lot of punishment.
The American stood with Hunt and repeatedly found a home for his right hand before muscling the former K-1 kick boxer to the mat and landing punches and elbows to which the New Zealander had no answer.
After the fight Miocic he was asked whether he’d done enough to earn a title shot.
“We’ll see what the UFC wants to do with me, but right now, I just want to hang out with my family and my friends and just soak it in tonight,” he said.
Hunt has now lost two straight fights after an interim title bout this past November against Fabricio Werdum ended in a second-round knockout.