December 30th, 2011 By Pedro Fernandez
BROCK LESNAR RETURNS AFTER HAVING SURGERY & LAYOFFLESNAR NEEDS WIN OR HE’S DONE?
San Francisco, CA- The Ultimate Fighting Championship go tonight (Friday) on PPV with UFC 141 from Las Vegas, NV. Not Saturday, but tonight at 7 PM PT Zuffa Sports, the UFC’s parent company, gets a little “risky” with one of their incredible draws Brock Lesnar going against Alistair Overeem, a fighter with a 6’5 frame and 256 pounds. We know Lesnar, a half inch shorter, cuts 20 lbs. to weigh the 265 heavyweight limit Thursday and will weight about 285 come fight time. If Lesnar gets beat here, I’m sure they’d find another fight for him, but his value on PPV and overall would plummet.
WILL OVEREEM’S KNEES STEAL THE SHOW?
Brock can kick ass when he’s fron. While Lesnar was the UFC heavyweight champ, almost losing to Shane Carwin, and then being destroyed by Cain Velasquez who on November 12 on Fox TV was thumped by Junior Dos Santos, that he doesn’t. Overeem on the flip side has gone 10-0, 1 No Contest in his last 11 fights. But against whom? I think it’ll boil down to whomever can take the most punishment first. Will it be Lesnar’s fists or Overeem’s knees, what finish do you foresee? “Cause it ain’t going the distance,” that from Brock Lesnar when told it’ll be five-five minutes rounds. There is so much pressure here, especially on Lesnar.
“GETTING PUNCHED IN YO’ EYE”
Both men have seen their share of comic what about Earthquake describes, ‘I don’t what you do for a living, but I’m pretty sure you ain’t getting all punched up in your eye.” I think there’s way a slight lean towards Lesnar as he’s the “company” and “ratings” guy. That being said, if UFC czar Dana White gets a great fight and Overeem wins, the Bostonian will still be irked I believe.
NATE DIAZ TAKES ON RUGGED COWBOY CERRONE
In the semi-main event, Nate Diaz, the brother of Nick Diaz, the top ranked UFC welterweight (170 lbs) takes on Chris “The Cowboy” Cerrone in a lightweight (155) bout. Diaz (14-7) can be ultra truculent like his brother. Cerrone (17-3) has his hands full here, but this Diaz, Nate, is beatable. Click for more UFC 141 Information