UFC 141: Alistair Overeem demolishes Brock Lesnar in Round 1

The Demolition Man went to work tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Alistair Overeem brutalized Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 141.

Overeem pressured Lesnar from the first seconds of the fight, punishing the former UFC Heavyweight Champion with brutal knees and kicks to the mid-section. Lesnar tried to respond with strikes of his own and managed to cut The Reem during one of the exchanges, but it was all Alistair Overeem inside the Octagon.

The turning point of the fight was when Brock Lesnar tried to execute a single-leg takedown. Overeem defended well, signaling Lesnar that the fight will go in stand-up. Lesnar tried to demonstrate that he’s not afraid to get hit, but Overeem’s kick to the liver was too much for the former WWE star. Lesnar turtled up, as “The Demolition Man” rained down fight-finishing ground and pound.

Overeem earned his shot at the UFC Heavyweight title, currently held by Junior “Cigano” dos Santos. The Reem is now 36-11 in his MMA campaign, with sights on a long reign of terror in the UFC.


24 Comments

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    InfiniteEnigma

    December 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

    great job at exposing brock for what he truely is…well. i give credit to brock for stepping in and being man enough to do it. but ….well, his history and mentality speak for itself. glad he is gone

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    UnderdogGreatness

    December 31, 2011 at 9:13 am

    The Reem is the man

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    bluntsandbeers

    December 31, 2011 at 9:23 am

    it amazes me there are people in this world who can make brock lesnar look like a little kid.. the reem is one bad dude

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    KeithFarrell

    December 31, 2011 at 9:35 am

    NOONE has handled Brock like that. Cain Velasquez, Shane Carwin, Frank Mir or Randy Couture…. noone has man mandled, stuffed the takedown or picked apart Brock as perfectly as Reem did.
    A lot of people didn’t believe in Reem and said he wasn’t fighting good enough talent, well I think he more than enough proved his skills and ability.

    In my opinion, I am no game planner or high level fighter, Brock should have went immediatly for the takedown, I had a feeling he would try to strike but as I thought, that was a very bad idea. Bad game plan from Lesnar and his camp (if he actually did follow his gameplan)

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    Conan

    December 31, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I always said that Brock has zero wrestling!

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    Pride4Ever

    December 31, 2011 at 9:48 am

    i dont understand why brock tried to stand with him. retarded. glad to see him outta the ufc, some men were born for this, some werent.

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    RAZE

    December 31, 2011 at 9:57 am

    WOW Overeem outstruck Lesnar who didnt see that coming. Ill put my money on JDS any day.

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    codemaster

    December 31, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Kudos to Alistair.

    The JDS vs. Overeem fight looks epic right now.

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    gaul

    December 31, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I just wanna hear what Brock Lesnar’s #1 nuthugger Frank Mir gonna tell us now….

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    wpgshootr

    December 31, 2011 at 10:20 am

    I would gladly take your money with Overeem tearing JDS apart.

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    GoldenBibi

    December 31, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Brock is a joke…… And JDS will K.O Demolition Man soon…

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    thexperience1

    December 31, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    It looks like an epic KO for The Reem yes…. JDS will not survive this kind of brutal punishment…

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    toxic

    December 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    you could see the fear in brocks eyes..
    his whole body was shaking…
    the days of the crybaby is over..
    this is the proof that the HW division of the UFC has been extremely Overrated….
    looking forward to see JDS vs Overeem
    :) :)
    happy 2012!!

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    nick.mich

    December 31, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    I got to give it to the Reem. Congratulations Alistair i wasnt expectung to be that quick and dominant. Santa has given us a nice xmas present: JDS vs Overeem

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    51JD51

    December 31, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Cain did… he got taken down but popped right back up, effectively the same thing as stuffing the take down.

    I agree with you in your game plan analysis though, the only punches Brock should have thrown were to set up the shot, I don’t know why he spent so much time messing around on the feet, might have been scared of eating one of those knees in the face because that might be the only thing short of a metal baseball bat (those would ones won’t do the trick) capable of knocking Brock unconscious. I really believe the Reem’s knees are the most powerful single weapon in mma.

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    Rigo

    December 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    JDS vs Alistar will be the biggest fight in UFC history!
    you know it will be after Dana and Rogan say it on the promos!

    But yeah in matter of Styles that is one EPIC FIGHT!
    i really don’t know who to pick! both guys are monsters!

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    Akordas

    December 31, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    That was very close fight, not.

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    Lokkey

    December 31, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    little hype for overeem?

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    KeithFarrell

    December 31, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Yea but Cain did actually go down, I suppose to be fair it was off a double but Reem shook of Lesnar’s single leg like it was nothing.

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    KeithFarrell

    December 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Also Overeem’s knees are up there but so are Junior’s hands and the H-bomb

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    falcon4917

    December 31, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    And Andersons anything cept takedowns.

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    51JD51

    January 1, 2012 at 3:16 am

    Those are both devastating but Nelson took a beating from JDS’ hands and kept standing and guys like Jake Shields and Shogun survived the H-bombs, I obviously didn’t go back and watch all his fights but I can’t think of anyone who has withstood the uber-knee once he starts landing it cleanly.

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    Warheadchief

    January 1, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Sorry bud, if JDS went over to K1 (a pure striking event) and won the gold, I’d stand behind you in that statement. Overeem is a real striker. JDS is very good, yes, but Dana and Joe Rogan hyped him up so you new comers to the sport can have some fuel to add to your verbal fire.

    Overeem is going to take that belt in the first round and in devastating fashion. JDS is gonna pull a Jon Fitch and go stiff.

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    MMAW

    January 1, 2012 at 8:33 am

    i loved how when Brock was turtled up, Reem was swarming him with strikes to the the head area, then held off for a second to load up with a huge power punch the the body just before the ref stepped in.

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