Because the Nevada State Athletic Commission granted Alistair Overeem a conditional license to fight Brock Lesnar (Pictured) on December 30th, the UFC not only escaped having to find a last-minute replacement to meet Lesnar, but they were also able to salvage the nine minute preview video they created featuring the heavyweights.
Overeem ran into a sticky situation on Monday when the NSAC requested to have a conversation with him regarding his pre-fight drug tests. Thankfully for “The Demolition Man,” he was able to provide most of the answers the committee was searching for. So for now, it’s game on this New Year’s weekend.
Lesnar and Overeem will battle to determine who gets first dibs at Junior dos Santos’ freshly-minted hardware.
UFC 141 takes place inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Their top contender scrap headlines the pay-per-view broadcast.
Please click the media player below to watch the promo:
Here are the athletes slated to compete in the show:
Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes
Luis Ramos vs Matt Riddle
Efrain Escudero vs. Jacob Volkmann
Sean Pierson vs. Dong Hyun Kim
(Spike TV 9PM ET/6PM PT)
Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Njokuani
Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao
(Pay-Per-View 10PM ET/7PM PT)
Jim Hettes vs. Nam Phan
Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar