The winner of the UFC 141 main event between former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem will be crowned the number one contender and challenge the winner of tomorrow’s UFC on Fox main event between current champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos next year, the UFC officially announced yesterday.
Lesnar (5-2) dropped the title to Velasquez just over one year ago to snap a four-fight win streak and hasn’t fought since as he recovered from colon surgery that forced him out of a June fight with dos Santos. Overeem (35-11) topped Fabricio Werdum in June in what would be his final Strikeforce fight before moving to the UFC on a 10-fight win streak.
UFC 141, which takes place on Friday, Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, also features lightweight contender Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz and welterweight contender Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks.
Pictured: Brock Lesnar