Gnarly! It was a clash of the titans when Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt fought during an incredible UFC 200 Heavyweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9. Ultimately, Brock Lesnar came out on top defeating Mark Hunt on a points decision.
Brock Lesnar, 38, proved that he could be the best big fighter in the UFC by defeating Mark Hunt, 42, on a fair points decision. The amazing UFC 200 fight went down in Las Vegas, and despite all the pre-fight posturing, Brock showed why he is a force that is not to be underestimated. That was an amazing fight that, if we’re lucky, we might get a rematch!
This fight was a tale of two old brawlers with very different styles. At 38 years old, this was Brock’s first UFC fight in years after getting knocked out in his last two bouts prior to meeting Mark. Brock spent his last few years wrestling in the WWE and can be deadly on the mat. At 6’3″ and with the 81″ reach, Brock was the bigger boy in this fight with the big size advantage.
He showed in round one that he was desperate to make his size advantage work, and hunted Mark down. Mark managed to get his opponent in a headlock, but Brock soon turned the tables and had Mark on the ground carrying his weight. Mark somehow survived a vicious flurry of punches to the head and it looked like the fight was going to be over, but somehow Mark survived.
Into round 2, Mark kept his distance after the pummeling he took in the first round. jabs were thrown by each fighter, without any real damage being done to either of them. Disappointingly, They weren’t landing anything as we approached the halfway point in the fight.
The momentum swung Brock’s way in round three, as Brock had his man on the ground again and was well in control, pinning his opponent down and stunning him with some brutal punches with his huge hands. Brock then moved himself into a full mount, held Mark’s head in his forearm and started smacking him into the side of the head repeatedly. It looked like it really hurt! The fight went to the judges corner who scored it unanimously in Brock’s favor!
Mark may have been the elder statesmen in this fight but he was entering the Octagon with more momentum having won his last two UFC fights. Walking into this fight Mark held a 7-4-1 career record in the UFC. Six of his last seven wins came by knockout for Mark. His last two fights ended quickly with first round knockouts over the tough Frank Mir and the scary Antonio Silva.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Brock’s return to the UFC? Was that fight everything you hoped for? Let us know what you thought of that bloody battle!