The last UFC card of 2011, UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem went down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 30. Today, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the gate and attendance figures for the event.
The fight card generated a live gate of $3,101,000, from a total paid attendance of 13,793; 10,091 tickets were paid for, while 3,702 were given away.
UFC 141 featured a heavyweight bout for number one contendership between former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and international veteran Alistair Overeem. Overeem dismantled Lesnar, walking him down and assaulting his body with kicks and knees until he crumbled against the cage, finally succumbing to a series of right hands to the head and body. Lesnar retired following the bout, while Overeem looks forward to challenging for the title.
Lightweight warriors Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Nate Diaz also squared off on the card, doing battle every second of their three round contest. Though Cerrone was game and clearly chowed up to fight, Diaz was the better fighter on the night, able to continually march Cerrone down, taking his will with a near-constant torrent of punches.
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