Brock Lesnar quickly proved that he wasn’t just a pro wrestling star looking for some camera time in the UFC.

Just three fights into his MMA career, Lesnar (5-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) challenged heavyweight champion Randy Couture at UFC 91 in 2008 and confounded the doubters by finishing the legend to win the UFC heavyweight title.

The two started out by exchanging positions in the clinch, with Lesnar eventually dragging the fight to the mat multiple times. He then rained down some heavy ground and pound as he secured a dominant opening round.

In Round 2, the pair continued battling it out in the clinch, and moments after they disengaged, Lesnar tagged Couture with a short right hand that dropped the champion. Lesnar swiftly followed up with a barrage of punches on the ground to force the referee to stop the fight and crown the former WWE superstar the new UFC heavyweight champion.

Lesnar went on to defend his title twice, as he avenged his loss to Frank Mir, then mounted an incredible comeback to defeat Shane Carwin as he proved his worth as a legitimate force in the toughest sport in the world.

Check out Lesnar’s championship-winning performance over Couture in the video above.

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