With UFC 141 happening Friday night the heavyweight match between former University of Minnesota wrestler Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem is the main attraction. SB Nation's exclusive MMA blog the Bloody Elbow has released its staff predictions on this highly anticipated match:
Leland Roling: To be perfectly honest, for most of the lead-up to this fight, I just assumed Overeem would find a way to cave in Lesnar's skull with a beautiful knee to his dome as he shot in for a takedown, ending the fight moments after the opening bell. I'm not as confident in that prediction, mainly because it's very specific. So, I'll hedge all my bets on Overeem simply TKO'ing Lesnar as some point in the first round. Am I confident in that pick? No. Could it go the other way? Yes. Alistair Overeem via KO, Round 1.
The staff of the Bloody Elbow favors Overeem, but two of them do think that Lesnar can win the match. They also offered their predictions on some of the other matches at UFC 141.