Preview and Predictions: UFC 141

Dec. 30, 2011@ The MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

Main Card

Heavyweight bout: Brock Lesnar v. Alistair Overeem

Oh boy. The poster says it all. 521 pounds of pure manhood in the octagon. I can’t remember the last time seeing two giants/athletes like this in the cage. This is the first fight in awhile that I really have no idea as to what’s going to happen. Overeem clearly has the advantage when it comes to striking technique. Even though Brock can’t match Overeem’s technique, he still has power. Brock has the grappling/wrestling advantage. Brock hasn’t fought in over a year, since he lost the title to Cain Velasquez (watch here). Overeem last took Fabricio Werdum to a decision win in a pretty lackluster fight. He has won his last 10 fights, with 1 no contest. Can Brock handle the technical striking of Overeem? Can Overeem avoid being taken down by Brock?

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Preview and Predictions for UFC 140

Dec. 10, 2011 @ The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Main Card

Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones v. Lyota Machida

It wasn’t the Jones v. Evans fight we were expecting, but this should be a very interesting one. Two very dynamic strikers. Jones is on a complete tear right now, he’s basically unbeaten (I refuse to acknowledge the DQ  against Hamill as a loss). He hasn’t even  been threatened up until this point in the octagon. He basically looks unstoppable. However, Machida is coming off the brutal Karate Kid style knockout of Randy Couture. If you haven’t seen it, or need a reminder, here’s the video (kick is at 7:33).

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