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

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

Brock Lesnar's mixed martial arts debut was brutal and ended in a crazily quick amount of time.

In 2006, after a successful pro-wrestling spell in WWE, 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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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 went on to lose to Alistair Overeem in 2011.

'The Beast' returned to the UFC in 2016 for a bout against Mark Hunt.

Although Lesnar came out on top at UFC 200, the bout was changed to a no contest after Lesnar tested positive for clomiphene.

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Lesnar returned to the WWE in 2012 and is the current reigning WWE Champion.

It's less than three months away from Wrestlemania and Lesnar's opponent on 'The Grandest Stage of Them All' could be against Tyson Fury.

The 'Gypsy King' has a rematch with Deontay Wilder on the horizon but he's eyeing up a second wrestling match.

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The undefeated Brit can't afford to look beyond his next opponent though, because the result against Wilder could impact his future in WWE.

TalkSPORT reported that the 31-year-old will only get his chance to face former UFC champion Lesnar if he manages to win the rematch with the Bronze Bomber.

Topics: UFC, WWE, Brock Lesnar

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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.