I don't know how many of you follow UFC, but after never liking it for it's brutality I finally got into it about 2 or 3 years ago. Tonight Lesner was taken down within minutes of the first round against Overeem.Lesner has had issues the past couple of years after being diagnosed with some kind of liver disease, and Overeem found the weak spot. This is the first time I've watched Overeem, but I know what Lesner is capable of and for him to be taken down that quickly even after his health issues leads me to believe Overeem is on the rise. He'll face Junior Dos Santos for a chance at the heavy weight title sometime this spring I believe. Dos Santos is a beast too, but I'm not so sure he can handle Overeem the way he did Cain Velazquez a couple months ago.
Another good fight tonight was the co-main event, Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz. Cerrone had the advantage on paper, but Diaz is peaking right now with his deadly accuracy. He may not have knock-out power, but Diaz continuously hammered Cerrone in the jaw with a variety of jab combos. Cerrone hardly did much other than trip Diaz up a couple times with low kicks, but for whatever reason he never followed through with more hits. Tripping a guy doesn't do much when you let him get back up...Diaz won by unanimous decision.
Brock Lesner announced his retirement after his loss. He would have fought one last time for the title fight against Dos Santos if he won. However, there is speculation he may return to the WWE where it doesn't face any real danger, but offers similar pay checks.
I thought UFC 140 was probably the best all around card I've seen since I've started watching the sport. Jon "Bones" Jones is insane. I wouldn't be surprised if he went another year without a loss.
The next scheduled fight, UFC 142, will showcase the featherweight title with Jose Aldo (champion) vs. Chad Mendes (challenger). Vitor Belfort vs. Anthony Johnson is also on the card which should be pretty exciting.