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UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem was the Ultimate Fighting Championships 141st pay per view event that was held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event headlined two prominent heavyweights in the mixed martial arts game today that have made significant headway in their sport. Brock Lesnar who had made a name for himself fighting in the World Wrestling Entertainment had become the UFC heavyweight champion and Alistair Overeem who had made a name for himself in K1 Kickboxing were headed on a crash course that ended in explosive fashion.
UFC 141 consisted of many other high quality fights for the number one company in mixed martial arts. The UFC 141 card also featured some of the fastest growing superstars of the sport including Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks, Jon Fitch, Nate Diaz, Alexander Gustafsson, Dong Hyun Kim, Diego Nunes, and Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. The card showed spectacular finishes and tight decisions that brought a number of highlight moments. The preliminary fights aired on Spike TV right before the main card on pay per view.
As in tradition with the UFC, fighters on the card were rewarded with bonuses for fight of the night, knockout of the night, and submission of the night. The bonuses on this card were worth $75,000 dollars each. The winners of the bonuses were Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone for fight of the night, and Johny Hendricks for Knockout of the night. No matches ended in submission for the night.
UFC 141's card results were as follows:
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def Brock Lesnar TKO (body kick and punches) in the 1st round Lightweight Nate Diaz def Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision Welterweight Johny Hendricks def Jon Fitch KO (punch) in the 1st round Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson def Vladimir Matyushenko TKO (punches) in the 1st round Featherweight Jimy Hettes def Nam Phan by unanimous decision Featherweight Ross Pearson def Junior Assunção by unanimous decision Lightweight Danny Castillo def Anthony Njokuani by split decision Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim def Sean Pierson by unanimous decision Lightweight Jacob Volkmann def Efrain Escudero by unanimous decision Featherweight Diego Nunes def Manny Gamburyan by unanimous decision
- Zuffa LLC
- 1 Season, 10 Episodes
- December 30, 2011
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Take a sharp-shooting Brazilian known as "The Gun," and a relentless aggressor nicknamed "The Anvil," and the stage is set for some featherweight fireworks between Diego Nunes and TUF alum Manny Gamburyan.
One of the sport's top young prospects, TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero is coming into the Octagon with a vengeance. Unimpressed by his foe's credentials, Jacob Volkmann is a hard-nosed competitor who knows just what it takes to win in the UFC.
Sean Pierson is still packing the same aggressive style that earned him a place in the UFC back in 2010, but if he wants to keep moving in one of the sport's toughest divisions, he has to hold back a hungry Dong Hyun Kim in this bout.
Punishing striker Anthony Njokuani can hurt you with any of his eight limbs. Next up for him is the always aggressive Danny Castillo, who has the perfect style to mesh with his fellow WEC alum.
Brazil's Junior Assuncao knows what it takes to compete at the highest level of the sport, and this time it's against TUF season nine winner Ross Pearson, who is making his featherweight debut.
Though he hasn't shown off his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt in his entertaining standup battles, Nam Phan may want to dust off his grappling game against submission wizard Jimy Hettes, a purple belt in jiu-jitsu and a brown belt in judo.
Alex Gustaffson has been quietly moving up the ranks, now he wants to add Vladimir Matyushenko to that list. Meanwhile, Matyushenko has gone from dominating his foes on the mat to knocking them out, and it's clean up time once again for The Janitor.
Nate Diaz and Donald "Cowboy" are both great at two things - talking trash, and backing it up in the OCTAGON.
Two very big men with very heavy hands will meet to decide the next belt contender, as former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar welcomes former STRIKEFORCE champ Alistair Overeem into the OCTAGON.