Heavyweight titans Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar will do battle this Friday, December 30, in the main event of UFC 141 to determine the next challenger to Junior dos Santos’ heavyweight throne.
For Overeem, the fight could position him just one victory away from achieving his final career goal: add a UFC title to the bevy of others he’s earned. Though Lesnar represents a dangerous opponent with the powerhouse wrestling to possibly give Overeem trouble, the hulking Dutchman predicts his own striking advantage will be too much for the punch-wary Lesnar to overcome.
“This fight isn’t going to last two rounds,” Overeem said. “Mr. Lesnar is the best wrestler in the division, but he has a big weakness: he cannot strike. And unfortunately I am the best striker in the world.”
Lesnar, of course, sees things a little differently and has no intentions of letting Overeem stand in his way of reclaiming the title he once held.
“He says he is going to knock me out inside two rounds,” Lesnar said. “That’s his dream. The reality is that if I execute my gameplan, Alistair Overeem cannot win this fight.”
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem goes down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena; FightLine will be back on the night with live, ongoing coverage of the fights.