A mega-fight in the heavyweight division will close out an amazing year of fights when former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem meet in UFC 141's headliner.
Lesnar (5-2) returns to the Octagon for the first time in 14 months after a second bout with diverticulitis and he'll do so in hopes of defeating Overeem.
After collecting four consecutive victories over Randy Couture, Shane Carwin, Frank Mir, and Heath Herring, Lesnar was defeated by Cain Velasquez.
Whether or not we've witnessed Lesnar's best days remains to be seen, but his freakish strength and wrestling make him an exciting heavyweight to watch fight.
Overeem (35-11, 1 NC) makes his UFC debut against Lesnar and he'll be the most skilled striker Lesnar has faced.
Additionally, Overeem, who was the 2010 K-1 Grand Prix kickboxing champion hasn't lost since 2007 and he's won nine fights by knockout or submission in that time.
UFC 141 and Lesnar makes the third consecutive year that Overeem has fought on New Year's weekend and he's a perfect 2-0 to this point.
This fight comes down to Lesnar's wrestling versus Overeem's striking and ability to prevent his foe's takedown attempts. Regardless, this is a fight that features well over 500 pounds of heavyweights who love to cause pain on their opponents.
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