Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and recently signed former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem will main event UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30th.
Word on the street is Overeem was offered a shot at the winner of the November 12th, Heavyweight title fight on Fox, between Junior Dos Santos and Cain Velasquez but did not want to wait that long. Overeem's contract is long term and exclusive effectively putting an end to Alistair Overeem's K1 career for now.
With this announcement, the UFC is finally putting together one of the dream matches that were promised with the Strikeforce buy out, hopefully this trend continues as the UFC continues to build momentum as it heads into the fall. With this huge news coming hot on the heels of the UFC on Fox deal, there is no denying that Zuffa and the UFC are making huge moves.