King Mo’s game plan for Brock to beat Overeem

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The giant Brock Lesnar points to the crowd. Photo by Josh Hedges.

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion “King Mo” Lawal offered up his standup recipe for Brock Lesnar to take out also-former Strikeforce champ Alistair Overeem next Saturday at UFC 141.

In an interview on MMA Insiders radio talk show, Mo laid out his recipe for what former UFC heavyweight champion Lesnar needs to do: “If I were Brock, I’d jab and then jab again, jab, jab… But all of them fake. You know, in wrestling, if the guy doesn’t respond to your fake attacks, then you go and take him down. If the opponent responds to false attacks, then you attack with punches.”

King Mo gave further pointers: “It’s really important that Brock have his takedowns ready because without such preparation he’ll get knocked out or hurt. Overeem is the wrong person to try and knockout standing.”

What about you, keen reader, what are your thoughts on what Brock Lesnar should do to get past the Dutch UFC first-timer?

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UFC 141
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
December 30, 2011

Brock Lesnar vs Alistar Overeem
Nate Diaz vs Donald Cerrone
Jon Fitch vs Johny Hendricks
Vladimir Matyushenko vs Alexander Gustafsson
Nam Phan vs Jim Hettes

Under card (American TV)
Ross Pearson vs Junior Assunção
Anthony Njokuani vs Danny Castillo

Undercard (Facebook broadcast)
Jacob Volkmann vs Efrain Escudero
Dong Hyun Kim vs Sean Pierson
Matt Riddle vs Luis Ramos
Manny Gamburyan vs Diego Nunes

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There are 12 comments for this article
  1. TeamHopkinsGJJ at 8:32 pm

    Jujitsu of course! Good head movement and fast takedowns, he does NOT need to try and trade with Overeem. If Mr. Lesnar can get this to the ground, then he has the tools to dominate.

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