This is the UFC 200 live blog for Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt, a heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.
Lesnar, who is 5-3 in his career, will face Hunt, who has won three of his last five fights, on the main card.
Check out the UFC 200 live blog below.
Round 1: The return of Brock. How will he look four-and-a-half years later? About to find out. The third man for this fight is Dan Miragliotta. They touch gloves. Lesnar rolls around, light on his feet, while Hunt keeps the center. Lesnar making feints as if to take Hunt down. So far, just threats. He comes in with a very cautious jab, and Hunt flinches. Leg kick from Lesnar. Brock ducks and Hunt swings hugely, but misses. Lesnar heard the wind on that one. A little jab by Hunt, and now Lesnar swoops in for a takedown, can't get it, but keeps on it, and now he dumps him along the fence. Hunt gets back to his feet, and Lesnar is on him still. He has Hunt posted there with his entire being, which is considerable. He wants to dump Hunt again. Miragliotta warns Lesnar to get busy, and Hunt pushes on his head and Lesnar lifts him off his feet and drops him. Side control for Lesnar. Bad spot for Lesnar, who is muscling his way into position, as Hunt rolls. Now Lesnar with his back, and he drops some big hammerfists on Hunt, who is surviving. Knees now, bit knees. Huge shots from Lesnar, and Hunt takes them. Now he gets up and Lesnar pursues him immediately and dumps him on the fence. Great round for Lesnar. Wow. MMA Fighting scores R1 for Lesnar, 10-9
Round 2: Lesnar shakes his hands out. Here we go. They touch gloves again. Jab by Hunt. Lesnar fakes like he wants to shoot as Hunt moves in, and that freezes Hunt momentarily. Big right hand from Hunt, and it was mostly blocked by Lesnar. Lesnar now bouncing on his feet. He wants nothing to do with the stand-up, but he's biding his time for a takedown attempt. Left hand comes in from Hunt, and that is blocked. Hunt looks for a big shot, but Lesnar shoots in on him — can't get it this time. Now he tries it again, but he began while on his knees, which was too telegraphed. Hunt throws another one-two, and again, Lesnar deflects. Now as Hunt throws big, Lesnar ducks under perfectly and tries for a takedown, but can't get it. Lesnar looks tired. He might now have it in him to get that takedown, but one at this stage might secure him the round. Hunt throws a big shot again, but it glances off of Brock's forearm. Lesnar just throwing his hand out to keep Hunt at range. Now Lesnar ducks under and grabs a single, and he forces Hunt to the fence. Knees from Lesnar on fence. They are stalled there, as Lesnar works himself up for a takedown. Not going to get it before the round ends. Tough round to score, not a lot of activity. MMA Fighting scores R2 for Hunt, 10-9 (19-19 overall)
Round 3: Surprising to see a round three. They touch gloves. Miragliotta warns the fighters, particularly to Lesnar for keeping his fingers open on strikes. Hunt this time greets Lesnar with a big punch, and now Lesnar shoots and this time he dumps Hunt on the fence. Fourth takedown, and he advances to mount. He has Hunt in a very bad spot. Now he has Hunt's back for a moment, but Hunt rolls back to his side. Lesnar smothering him, and landing left hands in close. Not a ton on those short shots, but Lesnar is scoring on these. He puts his head into Hunt's forehead, and grabs his wrists. Hunt is just paralyzed down there, and Miragliotta moves in close for a look. But Lesnar is still landing ground-and-pound, though nothing overly vicious. Full mount. He has Hunt off the fence, and there's two minutes to go. Lesnar looking for an arm triangle. Now he's landing big shots on Hunt. You can hear them smashing into Hunt's head. Brutal shots, that Hunt is trying to deflect. He is just blasting away with smaller punches now on the left side of Hunt's head. Hunt is a tough SOB. He's holding on. But Lesnar will win if he can't get up and do something. Lesnar now switches to hammerfists. Lesnar still manhandling the Samoan. Lesnar went to finish there at the end, but Hunt is a tough dude. MMA Fighting scores R3 for Lesnar, 10-9 (29-28 for Lesnar overall)
UFC 200 official results: Brock Lesnar def. Mark Hunt via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
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