In the first round, they had a rough, tough wrestling match in which Lesnar spent more time in the dominant position, but neither man did a lot of damage. But in the second, Lesnar landed a brutal punch that knocked Couture down, pounced on him and continued bashing him until the referee had no choice but to step in.
It was the 45-year-old Couture’s first fight in 15 months, and he looked rusty. It was a bit of the passing of the guard.
Couture came into the fight with a professional record of 16-8. Lesnar entered with a pro record of 2-1.