UFC 141: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem Is Going to Disappoint

Chris AlfaroContributor IIIDecember 27, 2011

LAS VEGAS - JULY 11:  Brock Lesnar reacts after knocking out Frank Mir during their heavyweight title bout during UFC 100 on July 11, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
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UFC 141 is just days away and excitement for the main event is growing. People are ready to see two of the biggest heavyweights on the planet clash in what's sure to be an epic fight.

At least that's what we're hoping for.

Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem are a classic mismatch. Two fighters who have no similarities in their fighting styles and will do everything to keep the fight in their territory.

Lesnar is going to shoot for a takedown. He'll do it early and if he doesn't get it, he'll do it often.

Overeem is going to try and strike and keep the fight standing. He'll do everything he can to stay off the mat.

And that's why this fight is going to be a let down.

Anyone expecting great action between two these two fighters doesn't know anything about their abilities. Neither man is going to venture into each other's territory if they can help it.

If it goes Overeem's way he'll hit Lesnar early and we'll get a replay of UFC 121.

If it goes Lesnar's way he'll pound Overeem into the canvas in a replay of UFC 91.

Or, if it doesn't go well for either man, we'll get another match where the two fighters are too intimidated by each other and fail to engage for the whole fight.

No matter how this fight turns out, it will be a disappointment. The two men who enter the Octagon will appear to be a complete mismatch one way or another.