UFC 141: Could an Alistair Overeem Loss Set Up a Fedor vs. Overeem Showdown?

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UFC 141: Could an Alistair Overeem Loss Set Up a Fedor vs. Overeem Showdown?

After kickboxing and fighting in various organizations of mixed martial arts over the course of his career, Alistair Overeem signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship earlier this year.

In result, Overeem was immediately thrown in with the wolves of the heavyweight division as he'll square off with Brock Lesnar at UFC 141.

UFC 141 will take place on December 30th, 2011 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. beginning at 7 p.m. PT and 10 p.m. ET.

Overeem is the favorite heading into the main event of the evening at UFC 141 as he holds a significant advantage in the stand-up.

However, Lesnar is a former UFC heavyweight champion and won't go down as easy.

As expected, Lesnar will enter in on Overeem at some point throughout the first round, looking for the double-leg takedown.

If Lesnar can successfully put Overeem on his back, it'll be extremely difficult for the UFC newcomer to escape which could ultimately lead to Lesnar's first win in over a year.

An Overeem loss could bring about many questions for the highly-hyped heavyweight.

Could it mean Overeem was never really that good to begin with?

Or, did the Octagon jitters get to the England-born slugger?

But, the biggest question that could await an Overeem loss would be, who is next?

And, who better to answer that question with than Fedor Emelianenko.

An Overeem loss at UFC 141 will put "The Reem" in an awful familiar situation to that of Fedor and will prove he's not capable of competing at the highest level of mixed martial arts.

Fedor, who once dominated the sport of MMA for nearly 10 years, has recently fallen from his throne as he's lost three of his last four fights.

Even in his recent win over Jeff Monson, Fedor wasn't able to finish his opponent as he was declared victorious via unanimous decision.

Therefore, with two fallen and over-hyped heavyweights, what better than a 265-pound showdown for a winner-leave-town type of fight?

While certainly things would have to fall into place, could we see a Fedor vs. Overeem clash with an Overeem loss at UFC 141?

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