UFC 141 Results – Alistair Overeem retires Brock Lesnar

Alistair Overeem proved he was more than just hype on Friday night by retiring Brock Lesnar from the UFC.

In his octagon debut, the former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion made quick work of Lesnar, beating him by TKO at 2:26 of the first round following a body kick.

Overeem was able to stuff the few takedown attempts from Lesnar and land some powerful knees to the body that softened Lesnar up for the finish. Overeem will now face Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight title in the near future.

Following the loss, his second in as many fights, Lesnar retired from competition. With a pair of bad knockout losses, his aura has faded. With a title shot not likely to come any time soon, it made sense for Lesnar to call it quits. It hurts the UFC as he was their top draw, but I am sure they can market Overeem.

In the co-main event, Nate Diaz had an impressive decision win over Donald Cerrone. Diaz used his boxing to pick apart Cerrone. The Cowboy took a number of unanswered punches throughout the 15 minutes.

In a big upset, Johny Hendricks knocked out Jon Fitch in just 12 seconds. Fitch, who had just one loss in the octagon to Georges St. Pierre, had been off for nearly a year due to shoulder surgery.

Fitch threw a couple of punches in the opening seconds but then walked in to a big left from Hendricks that put him out cold for a moment.

The loss for Fitch is devastating, as he was close to earning a title shot, and now will fall well back into the contender list. Due to a lack of exciting fights, Fitch can’t expect to headline an event any time too soon.

For complete results from UFC 141, check out the jump.

UFC 141 Results

MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

265 lbs.: Alistair Overeem defeats Brock Lesnar via TKO (Strikes) Round 1

170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks defeats Jon Fitch via KO (Strikes) Round 1

155 lbs.: Nate Diaz defeats Donald Cerrone via Unanimous Decision

145 lbs.: Jim Hettes defeats Nam Phan via Unanimous Decision

205 lbs.: Alexander Gustafsson defeats Vladimir Matyushenko via TKO (Strikes) Round 1

145 lbs.: Ross Pearson defeats Junior Assuncao via Unanimous Decision

155 lbs.: Danny Castillo defeats Anthony Njokuani via Split Decision

170 lbs.: Dong Hyun Kim def Sean Pierson via unanimous decision

155 lbs.: Jacob Volkmann def. Efrain Escudero via unanimous decision

145 lbs.: Diego Nunes def. Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision

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