The first episode of Countdown to UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem followed former UFC champion Brock Lesnar and ex-Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem as they prepare for their main event meeting on December 30 from Las Vegas, Nevada.
The winner of Lesnar-Overeem will become the No. 1 contender to UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, securing a match with “Cigano” in 2012.
During a part of the interview, Lesnar was asked about Overeem, remarking, “I don’t even know the guy. Never heard of him. To my understanding, he was a champion of some other company.”
Also on the card, Donald Cerrone and Nate Diaz will meet in the co-main event, while welterweights Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks do battle.
FUEL TV will have replays continuing through the next week. Tonight, the show will be broadcast at 1 a.m. ET and 4 a.m. ET. On Friday, it will be shown at 11:30 p.m. ET, along with one final viewing set for next Wednesday at 2 a.m. ET.