Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will fight in the UFC December 30th, the LA Times reported Tuesday afternoon. Overeem just signed a standard contract to fight in the UFC two months after leaving Strikeforce. We at LBS speculated three weeks ago that the two mega-stars could meet at UFC 140 and it looks like that is going to happen.
This is sure to be a blockbuster event that will be one of the most-watched UFC fights in history. It will take place on a Friday night at the MGM in Las Vegas. Dana White put it well, saying “This is the fight the fans want. Both of these guys are monsters. Can Lesnar take Overeem down?”
Overeem described the fight as a “dream matchup,” saying “Brock is a big name,” and “a dangerous guy.”
This will be Lesnar’s first fight since losing to Cain Velasquez at UFC 121 in Anaheim last October. Given his time off and the level of difficulty for his opponent, I’ll take Overeem.
The best part is that another blockbuster will be in the works. The Times says the winner will likely face the victor of the Cain Velasquez-Junior dos Santos fight. No matter how you look at it, the heavyweight division in the UFC just got a lot more exciting.