The following is an excerpt from a new article on WrestleZone’s MMA sister-site, Sherdog.com:
Pros Pick: Lesnar vs. Overeem
By Mike Sloan
Everybody loves a showdown between two explosive behemoths. The UFC 141 main event provides just such a matchup, as the 6-foot-3, 265 pound Brock Lesnar collides with the 6-foot-5, 256-pound Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight title eliminator on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Which goliath will find a way to impose his will?
Sherdog.com caught up with a number of professional fighters and trainers to gauge their opinions on the UFC 141 “Lesnar vs. Overeem” headliner:
Travis Wiuff: I’m gonna take Brock by first-round head-and-arm choke.
Nam Phan: I say Brock by decision.
Kyle Kingsbury: I got Lesnar with the endurance edge, smashing The ’Reem in the second with some nasty ground-and-pound.
Travis Lutter: I think Lesnar wins this one. I think his wrestling will be the deciding factor.
Cub Swanson: I think Lesnar is definitely worried about getting hit. That’s what makes me think he’s gonna win. He will quickly get the fight to the ground and get to the ground-and-pound finish in the first round.
Check out the complete article, which features several more high-profile UFC and MMA fighters picking between Lesnar and Overeem at Sherdog.com.