It had been five years since former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar last fought in the UFC, and four years since he returned to the WWE, leaving mixed martial arts for the world of sports entertainment. But that didn’t stop “The Beast” from pulling off a win over Mark Hunt at UFC 200, Saturday night at the T-Mobile Center in Las Vegas.

“Ground-and-Pound City”

Lesnar may be known for his “Suplex City” catchphrase as a WWE Superstar, but it was his ground-and-pound attack that helped him dispose of the 42-year-old Hunt, a known knockout artist.

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He landed two takedowns in the first round, dropping the New Zealander and neutralizing his stand-up game, but failing to hit any big shots.

Following a rather uneventful second round, Lesnar continued his strong performance against Hunt, ducking from a flurry of punches and landing a single-leg takedown. He followed this up with repeated big hits to the left side of Hunt’s head, preventing the “Samoan Superman” from landing any effective shots, or from properly defending himself.

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In the end, the fight went the entire three-round distance, with Lesnar winning by a score of 29-27 on all three judges’ cards and picking up the unanimous decision.

Other UFC 200 results — Nunes becomes new bantamweight champ

In other main card matches, Cain Velasquez defeated Travis Browne in heavyweight competition, scoring a TKO win with just three seconds remaining in the first round. Jose Aldo won via unanimous decision over Frankie Edgar in a featherweight bout for the interim championship, while reigning light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier easily won over Anderson Silva, making use of the ground game to defeat the UFC legend unanimously in three rounds.

Silva was announced earlier in the week as a late replacement for Jon Jones, who was pulled from the card due to doping allegations.

In the women’s bantamweight championship match, which replaced Jones vs. Cormier as the main event, Amanda Nunes continued the game of musical chairs in her division, defeating Miesha Tate by submission in the first round of their bout. Since Ronda Rousey lost the title at UFC 193 in November 2015, three women have held the belt – Holly Holm, Tate, and now Nunes following her big win at UFC 200.

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