With Christmas out the way it’s time to look forward to the next big date on the calender – Friday, December 30th when UFC 141 rumbles into Las Vegas looking to end the year with a bang.
Headlining the show is a heavyweight showdown between Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem to establish who will be the next man to face current champion Junior Dos Santos for the title in 2012.
Co-main event duties goes to two of the most entertaining fighters on the roster, lightweight stars Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone who’ve developed some animosity between each other during the build-up to the event which should pay off with some pre-New Year’s Eve fireworks in the Octagon.
After spending much of 2011 on the treatment table after shoulder surgery one of the welterweight division’s best Jon Fitch will finally get back to business on Friday against Johny Hendricks who’s lost just one of his 11 pro-fights which includes seven in the UFC.
Rounding out the card is a light-heavyweight tussle between Alexander Gustafsson and Vladimir Matyushenko, and a featherweight scrap featuring Nam Phan and Jim Hettes.
Check out the full card below and be sure to make a note that this event is on Friday, not Saturday for a change.
Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem
Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone
Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Nam Phan vs. Jim Hettes
Junior Assuncao vs. Ross Pearson
Danny Castillo vs. Anthony Njokuani
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
Jacob Volkmann vs. Efrain Escudero
Matthew Riddle vs. Luis Ramos
Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes