UFC heavyweight No. 1 contender Alistair Overeem will not face time in jail over a misdemeanor battery charge. Instead, Overeem was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and ordered to undergo anger-management counseling, in a report published by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Over New Year’s weekend, reports surfaced that Overeem shoved a woman at the Wynn Resort. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department issued a citation to Overeem.
There was no trial, and Overeem did not appear in court, as a deal between his attorney and the district attorney’s office was presented to the standing judge. The matter will be dismissed as long as the conditions are met.
Overeem is set to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos for the title at UFC 146 on May 26 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The incident happened just days after “The Reem” claimed the No. 1 contender position by defeating Brock Lesnar on December 30.
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