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Brock Lesnar's MMA Debut Was So Brutal His Opponent Tapped To Strikes

Brock Lesnar's MMA Debut Was So Brutal His Opponent Tapped To Strikes

Brock Lesnar's mixed martial arts debut was brutal and ended almost as soon as it started.

In 2006, after a successful pro-wrestling spell, Lesnar pursued a career in MMA and before joining the big leagues, he had a bout in Japan.

His original opponent pulled out at the last minute with Japanese MMA promotion Dynamite drafting in South Korean judoka Kim Min-soo on very short notice, and he was no match for Lesnar who stopped Kim in just 69-seconds.

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As Steve Mazzagatti pulled both fighters in for their final instructions, Lesnar squared up to Kim and after the referee separated them, the American unleashed a beating.

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Image: Dynamite

Lesnar immediately shot for a takedown and passed his way into mount, where he rained down punches eventually forcing a tap.

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He wasted no time on his MMA debut and just a few months later, the Minnesota-native joined UFC and made his debut for the promotion at UFC 81 against former champion Frank Mir. But he lost his first bout inside the famed Octagon after getting caught in a submission in the first round.

Lesnar, though, went on to enjoy a glittering career inside the famed Octagon as he won the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 91 by beating Randy Couture.

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He defended his strap twice before losing his title to Cain Velasquez and subsequently retired from the sport earlier this year.

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.