UFC 141 kicks off on Friday, December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In a fight that will setup the #1 contender for Junior Dos Santos's heavyweight title, Brock Lesnar takes on Alistair Overeem in the main event of the evening. Several online sites, including Ladbrokes Poker, have released odds on this fight for those looking to place a few wagers on the fights.
Lesnar is coming into this fight as a huge underdog. Overeem has two inches in height and nearly seven times the fight experience of his opponent. Overeem is almost a more well rounded fighter. Bookmakers are taking this into consideration as all of them betting on Overeem. Bodog currently has the best odds out of the three coat -190 for Overeem and +155 for Lesnar.
The only other fight to receive any line action on the card is the light heavyweight battle between 26-5 Valdimir Matyushenko and 12-1 Alexander Gustaffson. Gustaffson has 5 inches on his opponent and is much stronger in his submission game. While not as experienced a fighter as Matyushenko, odds makers are giving Gustaffson the advantage. Online poker room Ladbrokes Poker has him at 1/3 to win with Matyushenko at 12/5. Gustaffson is -290 on BetOnline vs Matyushenko at +245.
While the lines may not have much action on the other fights, the undercard on this one has some solid match-ups. Lightweights Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone battle in an attempt to jockey for position to face Frankie Edgar for his lightweight title. Johnny Hendricks puts his 11-1 record on the line against 26-3-1 JonFitch. Nam Phan broke a three loss losing streak in October and looks to improve his 17-10 record against undefeated Jimy Hettes.
On December 30th, Junior Dos Santos will find out whether he will defend his title against Brock Lesnar or if Alistair Overeem will get his shot at heavyweight gold. Don't miss this one. It should be a helluva night of fights.