Article

UFC 141 Main Event Results - Overeem Wins By KO, Brock Retires

Click below for the UFC 141 main event report....
LAS VEGAS, December 30 – A vicious kick to the body by Alistair Overeem dropped Brock Lesnar to a knee nearly midway through the first round of their bout Friday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and a storm of Overeem right hands ended not only their UFC 141 main event tussle, but also Lesnar’s brief, but spectacular, UFC career.

“My hat’s off to Alistair Overeem,” Lesnar said immediately following the stoppage at 2:26 of round one. “I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease (diverticulitis) and I’m going to officially say ‘Tonight was the last time you’ll see me in the Octagon.’”

The announcement caps an illustrious and improbable MMA career that saw the 265-pound former pro wrestling star skyrocket to the top of the heavyweight division, winning the UFC belt in just his fourth pro fight. Yet, leading up to tonight’s fight, Lesnar had not competed in over a year and had undergone surgery on his colon.

“I want to thank the Fertittas and Dana White. Brock Lesnar is officially retired. I promised my wife and kids that if I won tonight I would get a title shot and then retire. But if I lost tonight …”

Mid-sentence, an emotional Lesnar walked away from the microphone without finishing his thoughts.

In victory, Overeem, the former Strikeforce, Dream, and K-1 champion who was making his Octagon debut, improved to 36-11, 1 NC. The Dutch fighter’s unbeaten streak now spans 12 fights and he has earned himself a date with newly minted heavyweight kingpin Junior dos Santos.


Media

Recent
John Gooden and Dan Hardy dissect the facts and the stats of the heavyweight main event matchup between teammates Alistair Overeem and Andrei Arlovski at Fight Night Rotterdam on May 8.
02/05/2016
Two heavyweight wars are set for Sunday morning, May 8 on FS1, as Alistair Overeem meets Andrei Arlovski in the main event and Antonio Silva faces Stefan Struve in the co-main. Action begins on FS1 at 11am/8am ETPT.
02/05/2016
Guam's Jon Tuck was bullied a lot growing up and his fighting spirit comes from what he has had to overcome. His heritage is very important to him. Tuck faces Nick Hein on the FS1 prelims in Rotterdam on Sunday.
02/05/2016
In the second episode of The Ultimate Fighter, the feud between coaches Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha reaches an all-time high.
02/05/2016