UFC 146: Alistair Overeem Files For License To Fight In Nevada

Dec 30, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Alistair Overeem during a heavyweight bout at UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

UFC Heavyweight Alistair Overeem has officially filed for his license to fight in Nevada on May 26 at UFC 146 with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) according to Jeremy Botter. NSAC executive director Keith Kizer also expects that Overeem will be present at the April 24th hearing regarding his failure of a March drug test administered by surprise after a UFC press conference in Las Vegas.

Kizer also said that Overeem has not requested that the 'B' sample he provided after the press conference be tested. It is standard procedure for any samples to be separated into 'A' and 'B' lots so that the test may be challenged for accuracy by a different laboratory.

Overeem was set to fight heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 but that has now been thrown into doubt. Overeem was given a provisional license to fight Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 but that license expired on January 31, 2011.


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