The giants of mixed martial arts invade Las Vegas for the last UFC show of 2011, and there will be plenty of thunder in the main event when former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to welcome former Strikeforce heavyweight king Alistair Overeem to the Octagon. Literally one of the game’s biggest superstars, Lesnar has never backed down from a challenge, and his showdown with Overeem, a world-class striker with dynamite in his fists, proves it, making this the perfect way to end the year for fight fans. Plus, welterweight contenders Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks meet up in a battle that has the potential to shake up the 170-pound weight class.
December 30, 2011177Las Vegas, NVMGM Grand Garden Arena
One of the sport’s top young prospects, TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero is coming into the Octagon with a vengeance. Unimpressed by his foe’s credentials, Jacob Volkmann is a hard-nosed competitor who knows just what it takes to win in the UFC.
Take a sharp-shooting Brazilian known as “The Gun,” and a relentless aggressor nicknamed “The Anvil,” and the stage is set for some featherweight fireworks between Diego Nunes and TUF alum Manny Gamburyan.