I will be the first to admit, I did not see this one coming. Alistair Overeem has signed exclusively with the UFC and is scheduled to fight Brock Lesnar on December 30 at UFC 141.
I have yet to find the details of the contract. But the UFC made it official today with the announcement.
The match-up with Lesnar will be a number one contender fight with the winner getting first dibs on the winner of the Velasquez/dos Santos fight on UFC on FOX 1, November 12th.
Stylistically this is a battle of opposites. Overeem is a stand up machine and Lesnar will look to use his wrestling. In my opinion this fight boils down to Lesnar getting a takedown. If the fight stays on the feet, Lesnar will get picked apart and KO'd.
What a way to end the year, Overeem vs Lesnar for the final card of 2011.