Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/9/14
UFC 141 is finally here! Tonight on Pay-Per-View, MMA fans finally get to watch (or if you’re too cheap to order the PPV you can follow the live blog we’re doing for FoxSports.com right here on R&R later this evening) two of the best heavyweights on the planet duke it out in this long-awaited clash between Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar. By some experts’ accounts this fight is a virtual pick ‘em, although the odds makers favor Overeem by a slight margin. Overeem is hovering around -150 at most books, while Lesnar is holding as a subtle dog in the +120 ballpark. So how will this fight pan out stylistically? Overeem has a clear advantage in the up position given his superior striking skills. Lesnar will want to shoot in for takedowns over and over in order to keep the fight on the ground. Nobody envisions this fight going the distance, so whoever is able to execute their game plan quickly and efficiently will probably win via stoppage. Overeem has 47 fights on his resume ...
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