Brock Lesnar versus Alistair Overeem UFC 141 Betting Preview

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The main event at UFC 141 will feature a battle of heavyweights as former UFC champion Brock Lesnar will battle Alistair Overeem.

Lesnar and Overeem are scheduled to meet in the ring at 11:59PM Eastern Time on Friday night December 30th from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada with national television provided by UFC Pay-Per-View.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker has Alistair Overeem lined as a -145 favorite with Brock Lesnar the underdog coming in at +115 odds.

Some were concerned at the weigh in as Lesnar came in a bit heavy for this bout with Overeem so that explains the money coming in on the fighter residing from Holland

Lesnar enters UFC 41 with a professional record of 4-2 in his UFC career where he made his debut nearly four years ago with a loss to Frank Mir.

Following his bout with diverticulitis, a medical condition, Lesnar earned a victory at UFC 116 against Shane Carwin.

Over 3 ½ months later he was defeated by Cain Velasquez by TKO at UFC 121.

Alistair Overeem is a much more experienced fighter as he debuted in October of 1999 and has 47 fights to his credit.

He is a former Strikeforce Heavyweight champion and also held the DREAM Heavyweight belt.

Overeem is on a 10 fight win streak with a no contest following a knee to the groin to Mirko Filipovic in September of 2008.

This will be his debut with the company.

The winner of Overeem/Lesnar will fight for the UFC Heavyweight championship against current champion Junior Dos Santos on a date to be determined.

Overeem is the better-rounded fighter having competed in kickboxing and has a Muay Thai background.

Alistair put on some size as he has bulked up to 255 pounds for his fight with Lesnar.

The question in this fight is how Overeem will handle the size and strength of Brock Lesnar who possess a wrestling style.

Overeem was facing lesser competition in Dream and Strikeforce and has not seen someone with the credentials of Lesnar for quite some time.

The play will be on the wrestler Lesnar in this battle of the heavyweights.

Look for Lesnar to be able to takedown Overeem and with Brock’s power and strength to earn the TKO victory and get his shot at the UFC Heavyweight title.

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