The highly-anticipated main event of UFC 141 on Friday night lived up to the hype, although it was perhaps shorter than anticipated.
The heavyweight fight between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem was to determine the number one contender for the UFC Heavyweight Championship, currently held by Junior Dos Santos. The fight was Overeem's debut in the UFC and Lesnar's first since losing the title to Cain Velasquez in October 2010.
The opening minutes of the main event saw the two men testing one another with short and light jabs. Lesnar opened a small cut over Overeem's right eye with one of the jabs, but Overeem quickly went to work on Lesnar, repeatedly clinching and delivering devastating knees to the body.
Overeem kept pressing the attack with knees and kicks to the body, before unleashing a huge right kick to the liver that left Brock clutching his body and slumping to the ground, leaning against the cage. Overeem kept on Brock with a flurry of punches before the fight was waved off at 2:26 of the first round, awarding Overeem the fight and becoming the number one contender by TKO.
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