Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made a successful, if uneventful, return to the Octagon at UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes on Saturday night in Las Vegas, taking a win over No. 8 ranked heavyweight Mark Hunt.
Lesnar, currently a WWE Superstar, took this fight at UFC 200 because he couldn’t live with wondering what could have been if he hadn’t suffered from a severe intestinal disorder during his first run through the promotion. Hunt took this fight because, well, he’s Mark Hunt. He’ll play punchy face with anyone.
Not surprising anyone, Lesnar maintained a safe distance from Hunt for the first couple minutes of the fight, and Hunt tried not to get into takedown range.
Lesnar eventually took a chance and shot on Hunt, chasing him across the cage to do it, but eventually took him to the canvas, where he landed some heavy right hands and a knee to the ribs. Hunt got up, but Lesnar took him back down, landing a few more punches.
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Hunt got up again late in the round, winging some big punches, but that left him open and Lensar took him down again, immediately moving into full mount. With only a few seconds left in the round, Hunt held on to survive the round.
The second frame wasn’t really a good one for either man. Although Hunt landed a couple punches in the round, they weren’t the big power blows that he’s known to knock people out with.
Lesnar seemed to tire a bit in the frame, finding much less success with his takedowns.
The final frame was all Lesnar. Though he ate a couple heavy punches ….View full article