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‘UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem’ — Live Results + Commentary

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529 pounds of mean son-of-a-bitch will be colliding tonight in Las Vegas as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar takes on Strikeforce/DREAM/K-1 champion Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 141. Plus, Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone settle their beef in the lightweight division, and Jon Fitch goes for his tenth-straight decision against Johny Hendricks. But first, the final Spike TV prelims broadcast ever, featuring a TUF winner and a pair of WEC standouts. Not a bad way to kick off New Year’s weekend.

Round-by-round results from UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem will be piling up after the jump beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT; refresh the page every few minutes for all the latest. And while you’re waiting, feel free to share your New Year’s resolutions in the comments section.

Facebook prelim results:

- Diego Nunes def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (29–28 x 3)

- Matt Riddle vs. Luis Ramos was cancelled hours before the event due to Riddle being too ill to fight.

- Jacob Volkmann def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision (29–28 x 3)

- Dong Hyun Kim def. Sean Pierson via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

Anthony Njokuani vs. Danny Castillo

This fight is brought to you by Gina Carano’s breasts. Uh, I mean Haywire, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

Round 1: Njokuani throwing to the head and body. Castillo looks for a takedown but is rebuffed. Njokuani doing a good job early of keeping him at bay. But inevitably, Castillo grabs Njokuani’s waist and drags him down. Njokuani gets to his feet and is slammed back down. He gets up again but Castillo is on his back throwing knees to his legs. Njokuani tries to spin out and escape, but Castillo takes him down again. Njokuani’s back is against the fence. Njokuani gets up, and gets slammed. He gets up again, Castillo returns to back control. He tries slamming Njokuani and nearly finds a choke in a scramble. But Njokuani reverses and tries a guillotine choke of his own. Castillo slams out of it and they’re up and clinched again. They separate and Njokuani misses some punches before the bell. 10-9 Castillo.

Round 2: Njokuani opens with a front kick to the face that misses. He sticks a jab. A body kick misses. He fires a punch combo. Castillo just biding his time until the takedown, it seems. He shoots, Njokuani sprawls. Njokuani rushes forward and fires a flying knee. Castillo grabs him but can’t hold him. Njokuani lands a hook to the ribs. Castillo misses a leg kick. Castillo shoots and Njokuani grabs a thai clinch and punishes Castillo with knees and an elbow before separating. Njokuani staggers Castillo with a right hand. Castillo clinches up and takes Njokuani down, giving himself some time to clear the cobwebs. Short punches to the body from Castillo. Castillo trying to get some distance but Njokuani is holding him down. But then he explodes out and they’re against the fence again. Castillo gets the fight to the mat once more before the bell. You might give that round to Njokuani 10-9 for the significant strikes he landed before Castillo took the fight back into his world.

Round 3: Castillo ducks under Njokuani’s punches to shoot, but Njokuani defends. Njokuani lands a straight right. Castillo shoots from a mile away and eats a knee to the ribs on the way up. But he stays on Njokuani and slams him down against the cage. Njokuani sitting against the fence, Castillo hugging his waist tightly, but not doing much else. Boooo. Njokuani stands. Castillo with some wall-and-stall. Castillo moves to the back and Njokuani rolls for a leglock to free himself. He gets up and they separate. Njokuani looking for the thai clinch. Njokuani throws a front kick and Castillo snatches him up, returning him to his familiar position against the fence. Njokuani stands. Castillo hanging off his back. Njokuani shakes out and throws steady punches in the last 30 seconds. He lands a leg kick and some punches, and fires a flying knee at the bell. “Very good fight,” Joe Rogan says. “Meh,” I say. They’ll probably give it to Castillo for the ground control, but he really didn’t do any damage.

Castillo def. Njokuani via split decision (29-28 x 2, 28-29). The crowd boos it pretty hard. “Was that close to you?” Castillo asks, genuinely surprised. Castillo explains that he took three of his four fights this year on less than four weeks’ notice and tries to get some respect from the fans, which they give, begrudgingly. He walks off in a bad mood.

Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao

Round 1: Pearson stalking, Assuncao staying elusive. Assuncao grabs Pearson as he’s throwing a big right hand and takes him to the mat. Assuncao works to Pearson’s back. Pearson breaks out, lands a knee and throws a pair of left hooks to brush Assuncao back. Swing and a miss from Assuncao. He throws a head kick. Assuncao goes for a telegraphed TD attempt and Pearson defends it and lands another knee. Assuncao clinches up and lands a left elbow on the exit. Pearson rushes forward with a left hook. Body kick Pearson, Assuncao returns some punches. Pearson lands a knee on a takedown attempt from Assuncao. Assuncao touches Pearson up with a crisp punching combo. Leg kick Pearson. Body kick Assuncao. Pearson tries a superman punch. The round ends. Close, though Pearson was certainly the aggressor.

Round 2: Body kick Assuncao. Pearson punching, Assuncao dodging. Assuncao scores a takedown. Pearson gets to his feet and escapes. Leg kick Pearson. Assuncao goes for a single leg. Pearson defends. Assuncao tries it again, Pearson defends again. Assuncao clinches as Pearson comes forward. Pearson sets up the thai clinch and Assuncao gets the eff out of dodge. Pearson lands a nice body shot then stumbles Assuncao with a jab. He pours on the abuse, landing a knee, more body shots. Assuncao clinches to make it stop. Knee to the body from Pearson. Assuncao escapes and Pearson chases. Assuncao goes for the single-leg. Pearson defends and tosses Assuncao to the mat with a judo trip. Assuncao gets up and returns the favor. Assuncao in Pearson’s guard. Pearson escapes and Assuncao fires heavy punches in the closing seconds.

Round 3: Pearson steps forward with a leg kick. Pearson eats a jab and Assuncao takes him down. Assuncao looks for a rear-naked choke on the mat. Pearson escapes and gets to his feet. They clinch against the fence, then separate. Assuncao scores a takedown, but Pearson is up within a second. Knee to the dome from Assuncao. Pearson separates but eats a punch. Assuncao stays on him, tenaciously. Pearson gets some space, throws a knee, lands a leg kick. Asssuncao grabs on, Pearson turns him around against the fence. Dirty boxing from both sides. Pearson fires a head kick and follows it up with a solid knee to Assuncao’s head. Pearson lands in close. He smells blood and presses forward with punches. Assuncao grabs his leg and the horn sounds. Pearson might have this one wrapped up.

Pearson def. Assuncao via unanimous decision (29-28 x 2, 30-27). No time for an interview. And so, the prelims end with five straight decisions and a withdrawal due to illness. Let’s hope things pick up during the main card. Speaking of which, hit that “next page” link to continue to our UFC 141 pay-per-view coverage…

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Hinarf- January 1, 2012 at 6:52 pm
Brock was neither a mainstay, a legend, or even remotely interesting.

Am I surprised that he retired? No.
I saw him fucking quit in the ring, I knew it was coming.

It basically comes down to this, "If I can't win I quit!" Don't believe me? Play Call of Duty and win. Everyone quits.
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Charles Sheen- December 31, 2011 at 9:54 pm
Dear Santa Claus: What the fuck? Nate Fucking Diaz? Damn you. I hate that wigger motherfucker. 100% of Stockton wiggers agree: Nate and Nick are overcompensating for their lisps. Just go full Nick Ring, Nate!
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Fried Taco- December 31, 2011 at 8:52 am
Somehow, Overeem is already cut over his right eye. - this happened when he tried to eat Cerrone's horse.
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Lesnar needed to retire but his accomplishments won't go unnoticed.
RearNakedSpoon- December 31, 2011 at 6:52 am
Ubereem wins the UFC title via guillotine.
NomadRip- December 31, 2011 at 5:13 am
Good liveblog, good comments, good wrap-up by RWR and Drano, good to know RSparrow owns a bar, but I'm still confused:
Was that chicken salad, or chicken shit?
istehwin- December 31, 2011 at 3:46 am
tempted to register over at
RSparrow- December 31, 2011 at 3:27 am
Ya, I'm hammered... but I own a a bar, fuck off. This is what I learned tonight... (and made up... "one shot jager, dropped in bud light pint glass, topped with plenty baileys makes the panties go wet). There's a lot of fighters who do 6 styles of martial arts good.... the diaz brothers do 2 styles GREAT. Boxing and JJ. Their ground game is SICK, and their boxing is SICK. This leaves their opponents with no game plan. Revert back to any of Nick's fights... I talked to their boxing coach tonight and he made me 500 dollars.. but fuck I still lost cause I wanted to shut the fuck out of Xeno. I thought Cerrone was gonna run through the LW division... Bendo will beat Edgar though. LMAO at Brock, there's a difference between a real fighter, and an actor. Ya, hes big but come on.. this shit was easy to call. Did anyone else notice that Overeem didnt throw one punch? I think he made a point tonight... he was so talented that he beat Brock just by throwing his legs and knees. Maybe its just me, but that's what I saw. We got JDS and Reem now... By the way we're having a Cage Potato convention/Drink Fest at my place in 2012, as soon as Ben responds to my e mail :) I will give plenty of notice.. yall arange the flights, the drinks are on me.
macreadysshack- December 31, 2011 at 2:21 am
Sorry, drank too much
macreadysshack- December 31, 2011 at 2:20 am
Yeah, man, when i drove from Dresden, Germany to Krakow, Poland and visited Auschwitz and Birkinau, I was like, what are these fuckers bitching about? I snuck into one of the 3'x3'x5' isolation chambers that were off limits down in Mengala's basement where they used to lock two people up together for days or weeks and I thought, this is no big deal; Jesus what a bunch of pussies. Right outside of Mengala's fun-house was a courtyard with a strange fiberous wall and six foot high 4x4 posts with iron rings at the top for tying people's hands behind their backs and suspending them from their wrists, ostensibly dislocating their shoulders as they hung there (didnt Mel Gibson do that like no problem in LW?). The fiberous wall was there to catch bullets as they exited the bodies of executed people. There were still rounds lodged in it. All in all, the ten foot high electric barbed wire fences, the wonderful promise of Arbight Macht Frei and the harmless little 'shower facilities' with adjacent cremetorium ( in case someone hit their head in the huge shower room, I guess), coupled with the fake-out train station made me really wonder why these goddamn Jews are always complaining all the time. Suck it up. What a bunch of whiners.
Thank God Overeem won.
from my iphone again. Jeez, i sure hope i didnt embarass myself with a stupid paste to my wife or accidentally tell an embarassing story about what aretard I can be. It's SO important to me to look awesome. I'm awesome, right? Right?
NinjaVanish- December 31, 2011 at 1:57 am
I called Diaz/Cerrone. Cerrone gets hand picked fights because he is "popular", and Diaz fights any and all takers. 209 beats out UFC's drug steroid using tapout posterboy any day of the week.
RwilsonR- December 31, 2011 at 12:37 am
You know what's great about picking on Jews? They are the one people who just have never been given shit by anyone ever. I mean, it just seems like they have skated by throughout history without notice, and nobody ever really bothers them. Am I right? Am I right, XENO? You silly Jews... it's about time you get your turn, your comeuppance. No more easy road for you, Jews. You've gotten a free pass for too long.
RwilsonR- December 31, 2011 at 12:13 am
I was wrong on a lot of the fights tonight, but good to have BG doing the liveblog. Much more entertaining, especially when reading it in catch-up after watching the fights spittle late here on the west coast.
Some good comments tonight. Noticeably lacking a trolls all know and love.
Cerrone was frustrating! He got too caught up on the "first to attempt a takedown is a pussy" BS. I think he got hurt early, but didn't adjust well enough. Good for Diaz. He looked tough, but I'm with BG on wondering how he handles a good wrestler who's not afraid to be in his guard.
I always said I wasn't sure if Brock would really recover from his shit being clogged real bad (both mentally and physically), and he obviously couldn't. He showed up for a paycheck, and proved this sport is for athletes with fully functioning colons.
Gina looked good... hiding under a hat, caked in makeup, and without the camera panning down for a full body shot.
Poor Chandella - a face for the black men, a body fit for the white men, and an overall main course for Overeem.
Happy New Year to everyone at CP... except for the Jews who run this site, who obviously celebrate their own Jew New Year (Jew Year?) based on their Jew calendar, which is dictated to them by their corporate masters at Zuffa. I'm still not clear whether the Jews run Zuffa, or run Break Media but still have to listen to their bosses at Zuffa, who I'm not sure if they are Jewish or not. I'll have to check my next XENO newsletter for clarification. But getting back to the point, Happy New Year CP! ...except Jews, Zuffa, Break Media, and Xenophon, which may or may not all be involved in the same conspiracy.
dranokills- December 30, 2011 at 11:07 pm
respect back.
love back.
peace out to all the cool ones.
bowing to BG and Rexy.

I just watched the post fight presser, and my take is this:
hettes, you are a new breed beast. gonna be looking for this kid.
hendricks knows it was a lucky punch...and doesn't give a SHIT, a wins a win fuckers, ha.
Nate, that was the most intelligent answers to questions ever...even with the little gayass lisp thing.
cerrone, you have zero mic skills and cuss so much per sentence you sounded more retarded than Nick Diaz. Go wear a toga cause cowboys and romans have one thing in common they are both history.
Ross peirson, even when you win...nobody cares.
overeem, enjoy your win over an untalented jackhole quitter, cause you may be the most decorated striker with flimsy wannabee belts from places that don't matter in the MMA world,but you are gonna be facing the most accurate and devastating striker in the UFC, and the world in Junior.
Dana was sick and felt like shit, he mentioned it enough. I really thought there for a second he was gonna puke on someone. I'm prolly the only person cares....get well soon Dana, I hope you get ok.
nite taters.
blaphtome- December 30, 2011 at 10:48 pm
Wow, I fuckin hate Brock, but I genuinely expected more. Overeem fought a literally perfect fight. Look forward to him and JDS. And oh yeah, 209 bitches.
smellypiratehooker- December 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm
I think that brock would have had better luck coming out with a with a left tit jab with a right tit cross.
DARKHORSE06- December 30, 2011 at 10:23 pm
Pretty swell card all around.

Did anyone see that white Kid-N-Play tranny walking to the warm-up room with Brock? Probably one of his striking coaches.

One good thing that came out of all this for the big man was that the Reem probably dislogged any lingering turd postules from the 1/8 in of colon he has left. So,chin up Brock!
Good to see Master Lloyd Irvin out there too.
cabj1905- December 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm
If any of you guys had the misfortune to miss out on the main event due to choppy feeds, here's the full fight vid...

Edith Christ- December 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm
Good for Danny Glover. She looks ripped in this photo.
fatbellyfrank- December 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm
@ Cabj happy New Year bro, thank fuck I didn't go to the horseraces today
fatbellyfrank- December 30, 2011 at 10:15 pm
Okay now for the FBF drunken summary
nam Phan, we now know you can take a beating,maybe try to learn some offence
Magnusson and Hendricks, sweet, sweet knockouts, both right on the button
Cerrone V Diaz, whoever came up with Cerrone's game plan needs to be shot with a ball of their own shit, that was fucken awful son, no taken away from Diaz's win but you fought a fucken dumb fight
Brock v Overeem attack the body of a guy who has suffered debilitating internal disease= smart game plan, take notes cerrone ya dumb fuck