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Brock Lesnar shines bright in his MMA return at UFC 200

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Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt met in a heavyweight bout as the co-main event of UFC 200. The story of the fight was Lesnar wanting to take Hunt down and ground and pound him while Hunt wanted to keep the fight standing. In round 1, Hunt missed a huge right but missed. Both guys were hesitant early. Lesnar looked for a takedown, but Hunt stuffed the first. The referee slapped Hunt’s hand off the cage and Lesnar took him down. Hunt got right back up, and now they clinched up against the fence. Lesnar got a takedown under two minutes to go and got side control. Lesnar got his back and landed some big shots. Hunt got to his feet, and Lesnar took him down with a big slam and got mount to end the round. In round 2, Hunt tagged him with a right hand to open the round. Lesnar shot for a takedown, but Hunt stuffed it. Lesnar went for another one, but Hunt moved. Lesnar went for a takedown, but Hunt stuffed it again. Lesnar doesn’t want to stand and exchange. He wants the takedown. Hunt was also working the body with his strikes. Hunt missed a strike and Lesnar worked for a single leg takedown up against the fence. In round 3, Lesnar was slowing down at this point. Lesnar went for a single leg takedown and got it. Lesnar worked him over with strikes from half guard. Lesnar just punched Hunt’s face in. Lesnar got mount with two minutes to go. Lesnar continued to throw hombs.

Lesnar won the fight by unanimous decision. Now, things will get interesting. Will WWE let him fight again? Or was this for “The Beast”? Time will tell.

Lesnar (6-3) is currently on a one-fight winning streak. In his last six bouts, he’s 4-2. He beat Randy Couture at UFC 91 by second round TKO, Frank Mir at UFC 100 by second round TKO and Shane Carwin at UFC 116 by second round arm-triangle choke. He lost to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 by first round TKO and Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 by first round TKO. He beat Mark Hunt at UFC 200 by decision.

Hunt (12-11-1) is currently on a one-fight losing streak and is 3-3 in his last six bouts. He scored a second-round KO win over Roy Nelson at UFC Fight Night 52. He would lose his next two bouts to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 by second-round TKO and then to Stipe Miocic at UFC Fight Night 65 by fifth-round TKO. He KO’d Antonio Silva in the first round at UFC 193. He knocked out Frank Mir in the first round at UFC Fight Night 85. He lost to Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 by decision.

UFC 200 took place at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, July 9, 2016. The prelims aired on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with three bouts and FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with four bouts. The main card aired on PPV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT with five bouts.



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