All year long the UFC has put on great cards despite injuries to some of its top fighters. From the undercard all the way up to the main event, this card has a lot of great fights that send the UFC out the right way.
The main event alone ends 2011 on a high note. Overeem's debut in the UFC and Brock's return to the cage all on the same night? In the same fight!? Sign me up!
Not only that but Cerrone and Diaz have been hyping up their fight all week and it has led to some great word exchanges and a cowboy hat on the floor.
I don't know what I want to see more. Overeem and Lesnar or Diaz and Cerrone!
On top of those fights we have Vladimir Matyushenko and Alexander Gustafsson in a big fight where one of these guys is going to land a mega-punch.
Matyushenko is coming off of his 20-second knockout victory over Jason Brilz at UFC 129 and has won five of his last six fights. Gustafsson's only loss in his career is against Phil Davis and he is coming off of a knockout victory over Matt Hamill.
The UFC definitely saved its best for last by putting Lesnar and Overeem as the final UFC fight of the best year its ever had. That is right, I said best ever.
This fight will bring out all of the gamblers who are probably taking the underdog, Lesnar, against a man they have never heard of before. Most of those guys will be making their best Pepper Brooks impression from Dodgeball and screaming "Pepper needs new shorts!" at their TVs.
All in all, this is where the UFC shines. Las Vegas, two big heavyweights colliding and a cowboy facing a tough street kid. Epic high note if you ask me.
I only wish Cerrone, would ride in on a horse and ride out on it into the sunset if he wins. That would make the night a lot better and grant my biggest wish since I first saw him fight in the WEC.