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Lesnar vs. Overeem

Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem will face off for the right to face Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight championship.


Diaz vs. Cerrone

Donald Cerrone will look to continue his six-fight winning streak against Nate Diaz, who has dominated the lightweight division.


Fitch vs. Hendricks

Jon Fitch returns to the Octagon in his first fight since February, facing off against fellow former collegiate wrestler Johny Hendricks.


Gustafsson vs. Matyushenko

Alexander Gustafsson is on a three-match win streak, while Vladimir Matyushenko is 5-1 in his past six bouts, his one loss to champion Jon Jones.


Assuncao vs. Pearson

Junior Assuncao wants to keep his seven-match win streak going, while Ross Pearson tries to come back from an August loss to Edson Barboza.


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There's been a lot of talk this week about shots to the head in the National Football League -- primarily of a "these are very bad and should be mitigated somehow" variety. Players have already experienced big-time fines for helmet-to-helmet hits, with more expected to come.

Somehow, we don't think that type of thing would fly at UFC 121. One of the main ways to win is a "knockout", after all. We'd imagine it's more than a little difficult to knock out someone by hitting them in the stomach (although we have no doubt that, were Brock Lesnar to punch us in our stomach, we would likely suffer a temporary bout of unconsciousness). The aforementioned Lesnar will be taking on undefeated Cain Velasquez this Saturday, which should prove to be a key fight in both fighters' careers. Top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Jake Shields will also be in action, taking on Martin Kampmann. How will it all play out?

Belmir (DTV CC)

Who are you picking as winners this weekend?

MMA Live's Jon Anik
Jon Anik

I am discouraged to pick winners for UFC 121 because I will be covering the event. Lesnar-Velasquez is really a pick 'em fight for me. I want to see them in-person before backing one or the other. That said, I still lean towards the bigger man. If I were in Las Vegas and betting the fight, I would probably take Velasquez +150.Full transcript

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Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd promise to give you their undivided attention and watch U.S.-Mexico only during "SportsNation" TV commercial breaks today.

Argue the hot topics, vote on the biggest stories and chat during the show, on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. and midnight ET.

Note: Broadcast voting results as of afternoon ET.

Brock Lesnar Which fight are you more interested in watching?
Would you rather see a replay of Brock Lesnar versus Frank Mir or watch Gina Carano versus Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos live?

Beer Have you ever sipped beer through a straw?
Maybe we should reword this question: "Are you male, and did you attend college?" And don't lie to us. Your mom won't see how you voted.

Kevin Youkilis Who won Tuesday night's fight?
Kevin Youkilis gets points for the sprint, helmet toss and attempted tackle, but Rick Porcello took advantage of his momentum and ended up on top.

Michigan What do you think about Michigan's tackling dummies?
The Wolverines hit tackling dummies adorned with Ohio State stickers in practice. Is this a smart, motivational move or a dumb tactic?

Rick Pitino Will the Rick Pitino story affect Louisville recruiting?
Pitino reportedly told police that he had consensual sex with and paid for an abortion for the woman who has been charged with trying to extort him.

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"SportsNation" TV plans to use every pitcher on the staff today, including All-Star hosts Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd.

Share your pitches, swing at the knuckleball ideas, vote on the biggest stories of the day and chat during the show on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET.

Brock Lesnar

With the proper training, could Shaq beat Brock Lesnar?
We're not asking whether Shaq would survive 30 seconds, like 26 percent of you said you could do yesterday. Could the big guy actually beat the UFC champ?

President Obama

What do you think about the broadcast of President Obama's first pitch?
It didn't make the pitch look any faster or higher off the ground, but the odd angle did cause some watching the All-Star Game to cry conspiracy.

Nate Robinson

Would you play in Greece if you could make twice as much money?
Knicks guard Nate Robinson reportedly has a two-year offer from Olympiakos, the team that lured Josh Childress to Athens.


Does seeing your team's players having fun with rivals bother you?
Fans demonstrate daily how much they hate rival teams and fans. And then come the All-Star games, during which the guys are buddy-buddy.

Matt Cassel

Is Randy Moss responsible for Matt Cassel's success?
The Chiefs are going to pay their new quarterback more than $60 million over six years, expecting him to be more than a one-season wonder.

Tim Wakefield

And our final question …
An 11-3 record wasn't enough to get the 42-year-old knuckleballer into the game, even though his first All-Star appearance might also be his last. Should he have gotten a chance?

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"SportsNation" TV is back and swinging for the fences in Week 2.

Share your thoughts and vote on the biggest stories of the day. Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd will hit on these and other topics during the show on ESPN2 at 4 p.m. ET.


Should the NFL add tracking to footballs?
Redskins TE Chris Cooley suggests that the NFL could end controversy on goal-line plays and first downs by using technology such as GPS.


Should MLB All-Star starters play the majority of the game?
The game determines World Series home-field advantage, but fans of every team would like to see their representatives play. What's an All-Star manager to do?

Brock Lesnar

Do Brock Lesnar's antics help or hurt UFC?
Last week SportsNation was split about whether it wanted to see more MMA on the show. Now the discussion is about big mouths as much as big fights.

Pedro Martinez

How much would Pedro Martinez help the Phillies?
The 37-year-old righty threw twice last week for team representatives and could join the Mets' rivals any day, pending a physical.

Aluminum bats

Could you hit a HR with an aluminum bat in the Home Run Derby?
We all know what Albert Pujols, Ryan Howard and Prince Fielder can do with a bat. What kind of swing does SportsNation have?

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