UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem is in the books and it was a great way to finish 2011, or better yet, it was a great way to head into 2012 and an exciting new deal with Fox. Alistair Overeem came into the UFC and brutalized Brock Lesnar en route to a first-round TKO and a shot at Junior dos Santos and the UFC Heavyweight Championship. We had a thrilling co-main event in which Nate Diaz peppered Donald Cerrone for three-straight rounds, and we had a huge, huge upset as Johny Hendricks scored a 12-second knockout of the Bay Area-based Jon Fitch.
On top of all of that, Lesnar retired from MMA for good, which is certainly huge news. There's bound to be plenty more coming out of this, but you can expect a huge step-up in competition for Hendricks and Diaz - not to mention Overeem, who will have his hands full with dos Santos.
The UFC announced the bonuses for the night of fights, and of particular note is the fact that there is no submission of the night because, of course, the card featured no submission finishes.
Fight of The Night Bonus: Nate Diaz, Donald Cerrone
Knockout of The Night Bonus: Johny Hendricks
Both of those are $75,000 bonuses - both of the fighters involved in the fight of the night get the same $75,000 bonus. Hendricks beat out Overeem's TKO of Lesnar and Alexander Gustafsson's thrilling knockout of the veteran, Vladimir Matyushenko.