"It's going to be a very exciting fight. All the fans in the world will be watching out for this fight…. It's a very interesting match up: You have the best, strongest wrestling guy out there versus the strongest, best striker. I think it's pretty straightforward what he's going to do, and I think it's pretty straight forward what I'm going to do. It's going to be about who is better about forcing their game on the other…. It's not going to go to the second round. I'm going to knock him out in the first round."
Expert mixed martial arts (MMA) analysis not required.
Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem, which will serve as the UFC 141 main event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 30, 2011, is a fight between two very large men with vastly different backgrounds. Overeem is a K-1 kickboxing champion, while Lesnar is an NCAA Division I national champion wrestler.
It's clear what each fighter needs to do one New Year's Eve weekend. What isn't clear is whether or not it will last longer than 64 seconds.