UFC 141 Results: Alistair Overeem Predicted Liver Kick Finish

Alistair Overeem defeated Brock Lesnar by TKO in the main event of UFC 141. It was a liver kick that did Lesnar in, forcing him to crumple to the mat and leaving him open to the punches of Alistair.

Overeem said in the post fight presser that he predicted this exact ending. Via Sherdog:

"The funny thing was I predicted the [fight's finish] the evening before, to my fiancé," Overeem explained. "I said, ‘First I'm gonna do this, then I'm gonna do that, and I'm gonna finish it with a liver kick.' I don't know if it's luck or if it's strategy, but it just turned out that way, and I'm happy that it did."

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"[Lesnar] hasn't fought in a long time, so I think he upgraded his game. That is what every fighter should do," Overeem said. "He was getting predictable only going for the takedowns. I was ready for whatever he was gonna throw at me."

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"After one of the first knees ... he didn't come for the takedown, as [I knew] he would," said Overeem. "After that, we would come in the clinch and he would disengage. Usually, Brock is a guy that comes straight forward, but he was not doing that. Then I knew that the knees bothered him."

SBN coverage of UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem

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