UFC 141 Results & Recap
Overeem, the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, made short work of Lesnar by beating him in 2:26 of the opening round. Overeem worked his way inside Lesnar’s reach and landed some knees to the body that drew a noticeable grimace from the former UFC champ. Overeem then avoid a couple of takedown attempts from Lesnar and eventually landed a kick to the body of Lesnar that sent Lesnar crashing to the ground. Overeem followed up with a series of punches to end the fight. Following the contest, Lesnar retired from the UFC, ending his MMA career at 5-3.
According to oddsmakers, Alistair Overeem had odds of -150 to win Friday’s main event, which means a wager of $150 on Overeem will pay out an additional $100.
In the co-main event, lightweight Nate Diaz defeated Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision in a slugfest. Oddsmakers saw Diaz as the underdog coming into the contest, as he had odds of +215 to win the fight, meaning a wager of $100 on Diaz will pay out an additional $215. Diaz won the fight by using his accurate jab to land a number of unanswered punches on Cerrone. Diaz mixed in body shots and hooks and left Cerrone a bloody mess after 15 minutes of action.
For complete results from the main card of UFC 141, see below.
UFC 141 Main Card Results
Alistair Overeem (-150) def. Brock Lesnar by first round TKO (2:26)
Nick Diaz (+215) def. Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision
Johny Hendricks (+190) def. Jon Fitch by first round KO (0:12)
Alexander Gustafsson (-325) def. Vladimir Matyushenko by first round TKO (2:13)
Jim Hettes (+195) def. Nam Phan by unanimous decision