Former Strikeforce Champion and top Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem, who will square off with Brock Lesnar in his UFC 141 octagon debut, discusses his opponent, as well as his expectations for the bout. Overeem says the fight is "pretty straightforward," and predicts he'll finish Lesnar via first-round knockout.

Alistair Overeem

"It's going to be a very exciting fight. I think all of the fans in the world are watching out for this fight. Brock's coming off of a loss and an injury, and myself, I'm coming off of an injury and a victory against Werdum. ... I think it's going to be a very interesting match-up. You've got the best, strongest wrestling guy out there versus the strongest, best striker. I think it's pretty straightforward what he's going to do, and I think it's pretty straight forward what I'm going to do. It's going to be about who is better at forcing their game on the other. ... It's not going to go to the second round. I'm going to knock him out in the first round."

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