MAN MOUNTAIN Thor is still fighting tonight – despite opponent Eddie Hall pulling out due to a detached bicep.
Instead he now faces arm wrestling legend Devon Larratt – on the same date – in Dubai.
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When is Thor vs Larratt?
Hafthor ‘Thor’ Bjonsson vs Devon Larratt takes place on Saturday, September 18 – TODAY.
The fight will be held in Dubai.
The ring walks for the main event are expected around 9pm UK time.
What TV channel and live stream is Thor vs Larratt on?
Thor vs Larratt will be broadcast live on the CoreSports streaming platform in the UK.
The show costs £7.99 to watch on PPV.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
CrossFit’s Josh Bridges vs Jacob Heppner, Avril Mathie, Stefi Cohen and pro boxer Martin Bakole also feature on the card.
- Thor vs Devon Larratt
- Josh Bridges vs Jacob Heppner
- Marcela Nieto vs Stefi Cohen
- Martin Bakole vs Haruna Osumanu
- Avril Mathie vs Jesca Mfinanga
What have they said?
Thor: “And it’s on! Finally a fight confirmed for September 18th!
“[Devon Larratt] Good luck, you’ll need it this time around!”
Larratt: “I have a hard time with the word no. Thanks [Thor] and [Core Sports] for the opportunity. Five weeks for Lincoln hawk to become Rocky.”
Hafthor Bjornsson plans to draw blood tonight, vowing to break Devon Larratt’s nose.
Earlier this week, the 32-year-old said: “What can I say to this guy?
“I like him, but I’m going to beat his a***.
“I’m in a rough situation here, what can I do? I’ll probably break his nose, I’m sorry Devon it’s just my job.”
LIGHTWEIGHTS ON DECK
A lightweight showdown between Anthony de Bruijn and journeyman Giorgi Gachechiladze.
The undefeated de Bruijn is currently having his way with his Georgian foe, who he’s clearly a level above.
He should, really, get him out of there.
WEIGH TO GO
Bjornsson has shed a staggering 55kg since taking up the sweet science – although he still weighs a hefty 150kg.
Check out his transformation below.
THOR’S BOXING CAREER SO FAR
Man mountain Bjornsson – who has trimmed down considerably during his boxing journey – has only taken to the ring twice.
Both of the Icelandic giant’s outings have been exhibition bouts and both went the distance.
The 32-year-old has yet to taste that winning feeling, drawing his three and four-rounders with Steven Ward and Simon Vallily respectively.
RESULTS SO FAR
It’s been a busy night so far in Dubai, with three fights having already taken place.
Check out the results from the early preliminary fights below.
Thor vs Larratt Results So Far
Martin Bakole vs. Haruna Osumanu — Bakole def. Osumanu via KO, Round 1
Stefi Cohen vs. Marcela Nieto — Majority draw
Avril Mathie vs. Jesca Mfinanga — Mathie def. Mfinaga by unanimous decision
Hello and welcome, to SunSport’s coverage of the Bjornsson vs Larratt card.
The main event will see former Game of Thrones star Hafthor Bjornsson take on arm wrestling legend Devon_Larratt.
Thor was due to take on fellow strongman Eddie Hall but the contest fell through when Hall detached his bicep.