UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem is set to go down live on pay per view on Dec. 30, and the card is packed with great fights from top to bottom. Not only is the main event between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and K-1 Champion Alistair Overeem virtually guaranteed to end with some sort of giant man unconscious, but the rest of the card promises fireworks from top to bottom.
On top of that, the Bay Area is being represented well on both the main and preliminary cards (otherwise you wouldn't be reading this, of course!). In the evening's co-main event, Stockton, CA-born and raised Nate Diaz (who trains in San Francisco) is taking on the always-exciting Donald Cerrone. Between the two of them, there's 41 wins, and of those wins, there's 23 submissions, so you can expect a potentially fast-paced submission battle.
The night also features perennial top-three welterweight Jon Fitch, as he takes on the up-and-coming wrestle-boxer, Johny Hendricks, who has a glorious, glorious beard. If genetic freaks trying to maul one another, two wily veterans trying to snap a limb off and impressive beardery in general doesn't get you pumped, then there's very likely something wrong with you.
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem fight card:
Brock Lesnar (5-2) vs. Alistair Overeem (35-11, 1 NC)
Nate Diaz (14-7) vs. Donald Cerrone (17-3)
Jon Fitch (23-3-1, 1 NC) vs. Johny Hendricks (11-1)
Vladimir Matyushenko (26-5) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (12-1)
Nam Phan (17-9) vs. Jimy Hettes (9-0)
Ross Pearson (12-5) vs. Junior Assuncao (13-4)
Anthony Njokuani (14-5, 1 NC) vs. Danny Castillo (12-4)
Dong Hyun Kim (14-1-1, 1 NC) vs. Sean Pierson (11-5)
Jacob Volkmann (13-2) vs. Efrain Escudero (18-3)
Matt Riddle (5-3) vs. Luis Ramos (19-7)
Diego Nunes (16-2) vs. Manny Gamburyan (11-6)