Alistair Overeem’s Nevada License Hearing Set for April 24

Alistair Overeem. Photo courtesy of Showtime Sports.

UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem has formally filed for a license to fight in the state of Nevada and will be forced to meet with the Nevada State Athletic Commission in order to do so following his positive test for elevated levels of testosterone

NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer sent out a release to the media earlier today. 

Overeem's positive test was revealed last week, putting his scheduled clash with UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos at UFC 146 on Memorial Day Weekend in severe jeopardy. 

The testing was part of a random series conducted on certain fighters prior to UFC 146, which is slated for the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Test results came back clean for all fighters with the exception of Overeem, whose T/E level (testosterone to epitestosterone) came back at a 14-1 level. The maximum allowable limit in the state of Nevada is 6-1.

Overeem will now have to appear in front of the commission before he can be licensed to fight at UFC 146, and his chances of receiving one are in doubt. If the commission rules against it, Overeem will be forced out of the title bout. The UFC has yet to officially declare a potential replacement.

The former K-1, DREAM, and Strikeforce champion also has yet to ask for his alternate sample to be tested to see if it will come back with negative results, essentially cancelling out his previous positive test.


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