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Bautista's MMA Debut

1ST ROUND VICTORY

10/8/2012 2:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The punches were real ... the blood was real ... and now former WWE champ Bautista has chalked up his first real win in an actual MMA fight.

Bautista stepped in the ring on Saturday night with Vince Lucero -- a veteran MMA brawler turned bona fide fat person.

Lucero threw a couple of good shots during the fight ... but in the end, Bautista was too strong for the veteran. The ref stopped the fight at 4:05 in the opening round when Bautista mounted his opponent and rained down with a flurry of undefended punches to the head.

After the fight, Bautista said he's glad he's over the first fight nerves ... and says he looks forward to getting in the ring again soon.

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Bob    

Ya the guy to his right that he fought looks to be in prime fighting shape!

Who cares is this news??

693 days ago
2.

Philip    

Lucero has never fought in the UFC. Do you guys at TMZ need to hire an editor?

693 days ago
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Bobby    

What bus station did they find this "opponent"?

693 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

I kinda like a good bar fight. Two guys on a mat with their legs wrapped around each other...not so much.

693 days ago
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Jay W.     

This was just a pay check for Lucero. Look at him... he don't give a rats ass about training.

693 days ago
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anony    

"......turned bona fide fat person...."

That about says it all for his "opponent."
Did Vince McMahon pick him?

693 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

Luck break his original opponent couldn't make it.

693 days ago
8.

John    

"a veteran MMA brawler turned bona fide fat person."

I like to see anyone in the TMZ office get in the ring and call this guy fat....

693 days ago
9.

The PMG    

Dave still has a long ways to go if he insists on continuing his MMA career. He was absolute garbage, taking repeated shots and being backed into the cage by a guy who clearly was nowhere near fighting shape. He needs a lot of work.

693 days ago
10.

Hammer    

Look at the teletubbie he was up against lol

693 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

What do you expect. Lucero's idol was John candy and his favorite thing to do is eat at Buffett's.
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Phishie from Philly

693 days ago
12.

Taters    

OK, the big steroid, pumped up dude beat the fat, lazy guy...? Is this an accomplishment?

693 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

Bautista's trained with a house wife and Lucero trained at McDonalds. "You want fries with that?
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693 days ago
14.

Ryanr91    

It's nice to see ButterBean again! I haven't seen that guy since he knocked out Johnny Knoxville Jackass! Sorry you lost mister bean

693 days ago
15.

Nobrows    

Would you take that perv's photo off the "Photos" section. Makes me sick to look at him/her.

693 days ago
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