For the first time in nearly five years, The Beast returned to the octagon.

Brock Lesnar made his highly anticipated MMA return at UFC 200 on Saturday night in a heavyweight fight against Mark Hunt, and the fight did not disappoint.

The 38-year-old Lesnar defeated Hunt by unanimous decision, showing off his freakish strength and athleticism in the process.

Lesnar had four takedowns of Hunt, including a final one in the third round in which he brutally employed a ground-and-pound strategy, repeatedly hitting Hunt’s head and body while he was on the ground.

“It took me a little while to get acclimated,” Lesnar said in his post-fight octagon interview. “I’m so happy to be in here.”

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