Both men are hulking specimens who touch or surpass the 265 pound heavyweight limit. The anticipation and hype surrounding this fight couldn't be any higher.
Having Overeem in the UFC will prove useful for the promotion as they continue to make headway in the international market. He is extremely popular with the Japanese fans for his stints in Pride Fighting Championships, Dream and K1 kickboxing.
Combine Overeem's international star power along with Lesnar's drawing power and polarizing character, and there is no doubting the possibility that UFC 141 may very well be one of the most successful cards of 2011.
Overeem has competed in both the light heavyweight and more recently heavyweight divisions and despite not always having the most success, the Dutchman has, for the most part, always been involved in exciting fights win or lose.
With all this in mind, let's countdown the top five performances of Alistair Overeem's career.