Plot: What’s it about?
When it comes to big fights, few match the sheer size of UFC 141’s main event, Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem. Lesnar stands 6’3″ and weights 265 pounds, while Overeem is 6’5″ and tips the scales at 256 pounds, so this is indeed an epic collision. Lesnar burst onto the MMA scene like a juggernaut, racking up impressive wins over top opponents and even claimed the UFC heavyweight crown. Overeem boasts a lot of experience and his jump to heavyweight has been like a freight train, just running over his competition. Lesnar’s wrestling, brute force, and wicked ground and pound versus Overeem’s combat experience, vicious knees and kicks, and iron will to conquer his enemies. UFC 141 also featured a battle that was soaked in trash talk, as Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone finally stepped into the cage to settle the score. The level of bad blood was immense, but which man would back up his words? Two welterweight powerhouses also clashed, as Jon Fitch and Johny Hendricks would put their skills to the test. But that isn’t all, as UFC 141 put up eight other fights and the entire card is presented in this edition. So you’ll see Dong Hyun Kim, Ross Pearson, Nam Pham, Alexander Gustafsson, and many others attempt to vanquish their opponents. Below is a complete list of the card for UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem.
1. Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem
2. Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone
3. Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
4. Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Alexander Gustafsson
5, Nam Pham vs. Jimy Hettes
6. Ross Pearson vs. Junior Assuncao
7. Anthony Njokauni vs. Danny Castillo
8. Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
9. Jacob Volkmann vs. Efrain Escudero
10. Manny Gamburyan vs. Diego Nunes
Video: How does it look?
The event is presented in 1.78:1 widescreen. I watched this event live in HD and while this transfer isn’t up to that level, it looks quite good. The visuals are clear and detailed, about as good as standard resolution affords. You’ll be able to see all the welts, cuts, and bruises, so not much else we could want. As I said, an HD version would be better of course, but this is still a great presentation.
Audio: How does it sound?
You can hear all the punches and kicks, so prepare to wince on several occassions. The crowd is also loud, so all the chants and what not can all be heard. The main audio element is the cage side commentary, which sounds clear and clean here. So all the hyperbole and excitement Rogan and Goldie provide are crystal clear in this soundtrack.
Supplements: What are the extras?
In addition to the full event card, you get the Countdown to UFC 141, footage from the weigh-in event, and two promotional featurettes.