UFC heavyweight No.1 contender Alistair Overeem has received a suspended sentence for a New Year’s incident at a nightclub in Las Vegas which ended with him shoving a woman in the face.
That lead to him being charged with misdemeanor assault and at a court hearing in Las Vegas yesterday Overeem was instructed to do 50 hours of community service and attend anger management classes, with a 90 day jail sentence looming over him if he fails to comply.
As a result Overeem is now free to headline May’s UFC 146 event where he’ll challenge Junior Dos Santos for the UFC’s heavyweight title.
The incident took place soon after Overeem’s debut in the UFC in which he stopped former champion Brock Lesnar inside the opening round. Prior to that Overeem had earned a slew of titles outside of the UFC, becoming the Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion.