UFC Star Alistair Overeem Sentenced in Casino Shove

What do the Wynn hotel and casino and UFC have in common? Not much? Think again. UFC star Alistair Overeem has just been ordered to attend “impulse control” counseling and perform 50 hours of community service after allegedly shoving a woman in the face at a Vegas hotel in January.

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After beating Brock Lesnar in a landmark fight that saw Lesner throwing in the towel on his MMA career, just a few days later, Overeem was charged with misdemeanor battery after allegedly pushing and shoving a woman in the face at the Wynn Hotel and casino.

According to the police report, the incident occurred at 3 a.m. with the victim being  just 5’4″ and 128 pounds, while Overeem is listed at 6’5″, 260 lbs.

Alistair’s lawyer, David Chesnoff, released a statement saying, “There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.”

However, apparently Alistair’s innocence did not prevail today and he was sentenced to 90 days for the assault. However,  if he completes his community service and anger management classes in time, the battery charge will be dismissed and the sentence could be suspended. Overeem was not present at the trial, which was held in Nevada District Court, since he was busy promoting his upcoming title fight with UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos at UFC 146 at the MGM Grand Hotel Casino in Las Vegas.

Back in January, at the 2:26 mark of the first round, Overeem famously destroyed Lesnar, who was trying to make a comeback after suffering a lower-intestinal disease.

Lesner said after the fight, “I’ve had a really difficult couple of years with my disease, and I’m going to officially say tonight is the last time.”

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