The most anticipated UFC Heavyweight bout is now officially in the books, but it was the ending that shocked many in the MMA world, as Alistair Overeem made a successful UFC debut and retired Brock Lesnar in the same night.
Lesnar looked as healthy as he's looked in a long time, but despite catching a kick from Overeem, Lesnar was not able to mount much offense on "The Reem" at UFC 141, as Overeem picked his shots and picked Lesnar apart with knees to the body and heavy punches that rocked Lesnar badly enough to where he eventually could not recover.
After the fight, Lesnar tipped his hat to Alistair for a great performance, and shocked the MMA world by announcing that he would retire from Mixed Martial Arts as per a promise made to his wife and kids.
Only time will tell what the future has in store for Lesnar, who should be saluted for going out the only way he knows how, but one thing remains clear: Junior Dos Santos has himself a date with a "Demolition Man".
All this and more went down at UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem, which looked to close 2011 off with a bang, and did not disappoint!
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