UFC NEWS – Pro’s Pick Lesnar vs. Overeem For BJPENN.COM

December 30, 2011 1:05 pm by Pedro Carrasco

It came to me late last night, while I was working away on BJPENN.COM that our readers here might enjoy some insight from some of MMA’s insiders about tonight’s UFC 141 main event between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.

As such, I reached out to some of the friendliest guys in my phone book to get their take on the fight and this is the result.

BART PALASZEWSKI (UFC): “Brock and my man Cowboy fasho!”

JOE DUARTE (STRIKEFORCE): “Overeem is going to show why eating horse meat gives your horsepower by winning via TKO in the 2nd round”

JOSH THOMSON (STRIKEFORCE): “Brock by TKO in the second”

PHIL BARONI (UFC/STRIKEFORCE *veteran): “I started off thinking Reem would crush Lesnar. But when I thought about it Reem is not Cain. If taken down how will he be able to get back up? How will he be able to utilize his striking game with Lesnar pushing hard off the bat for the take down. I have learned over the years that when you are trying to force a KO against a grappler, odds are slim to none that you can utilize your striking. I learned that the hard way two times against Lindland and the late great Evan Tanner and most recently against Yoshida. Smart money is always on the grappler.”

ABEL NUNEZ (Striking Coach, Mark Munoz): “Overeem by TKO in two. If it goes past two, Lesnar by decision.”

JACOB VOLKMANN (UFC): “Lesnar will run him over like a Semi.”

CHRIS LYTLE (UFC Retired): “Brock will Maul him, it won’t even be close!”

JOE DOERSKEN (UFC): “Overeem by TKO”

“Gotta go with the wrestler, Brock will grind him down.”

JOEY BELTRAN (UFC): “Predict Overeem first round TKO”


JOSH NEER (UFC): “I got Lesnar. I think he’ll be able to take him down and do the same thing he did to Mir.”

PAUL KELLY (UFC): “I am gonna go with Lesnar and Diaz if it’s early and Cerrone if it goes the distance.”

DEMETRIOUS “MIGHTY MOUSE” JOHNSON (UFC): “I got Overeem winning and I have cowboy winning and I also have Fitch winning. Little Texas has the same predictions as me.”

TIM HAGUE (UFC): “Lesnar ground and pound or TKO round two.”

SHANE NELSON (UFC): “Lesnar third round stoppage.”

EDDIE BRAVO (Trainer):“Lesnar – I think he’s gonna take him down at will and GNP a TKO in the third”

Ben Askren (Bellator):
“Lesnar, grounds and pound early.”

Lesnar – 12
Overeem – 6

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