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UFC 141 Live Blog: Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem Updates

Brock Lesnar faces Alistair Overeem at UFC 141.UFC 141Brock LesnarAlistair OvereemUFC

pay-per-view from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Lesnar (5-2), who is returning after another bout with diverticulitis, last competed at UFC 121 in October 2010 where he lost his UFC belt to Cain Velasquez. Overeem (35-11) is making his UFC debut coming off a decision win over Fabricio Werdum at Strikeforce in June.

The live blog is below.


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Overeem enters first and stands directly in the middle of the Octagon as Lesnar steps in. Overeem stares down the former pro wrestler as he jogs around the interior perimeter. Lesnar does his best not to look at Overeem, and Overeem turns to his corner and nods after Lesnar goes by.

Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is our referee for the main event tonight. This building is electric as he gives the signal to start. Overeem comes plodding slowly forward with short steps. Lesnar bounces around just outside his range. Overeem feints and Lesnar reacts to each one. Lesnar reaches for a single-leg, but Overeem shrugs him off. Overeem grabs Lesnar in a Thai clinch and lands a nice knee to the head and then the body. Lesnar fires back and then Overeem sticks him with a sharp right. Overeem is cut above his right eye, but it's Lesnar who seems to be worried right now. Overeem clinches and lands a knee to the body. Lesnar circles away and Overeem follows him with very little fear of the takedown. A body kick from Overeem slams home and Lesnar steps back and then crumples to the mat after a delayed reaction. Overeem pops him with a series of right hooks as Lesnar sits on the mat covering up. No response from Lesnar as Overeem digs punches to his head and body. Yamasaki gives him a chance to fight back, but he's already done. This one is over.

Alistair Overeem def. Brock Lesnar via TKO (body kick and punches) at 2:26 of round one

In his post-fight interview, Lesnar says this is the last time we'll see him in the Octagon. He promised his family he'd be done soon -- after the title shot if he won, and after this fight if he lost -- and now he is "officially" retired, he says.


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