Heavyweight cage fighting, apparently, is just like riding a bike if you’re Brock Lesnar.
Nearly five years removed from his last bout, Lesnar (6-3), a former UFC heavyweight champion, made a successful return to the Octagon on Saturday, defeating Mark Hunt via unanimous decision. The three-round fight co-headlined UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena.
“Oh, man, it took me a little while to get acclimated,” Lesnar said. “Words can’t describe it. Thank you, everybody. Thanks so much.”
Lesnar, 38, stuck to his strengths against Hunt, who was ranked No. 7 in the world by ESPN ahead of the weekend and fought for the interim UFC title in late 2014. The WWE star alternated between keeping a safe, long distance from Hunt and shooting takedowns.