Alistair Overeem charged with battery in Las Vegas


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Alistair Overeem during UFC 141 win (Getty)

Alistair Overeem, the UFC's no. 1 heavyweight contender, was charged with misdemeanor battery for an incident at the Wynn Las Vegas on New Year's weekend. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Overeem faces up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,000.

A citation issued by Las Vegas police stated at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 2, Overeem pushed or shoved a woman in the face, "causing her to stagger back."

David Chesnoff, Overeem's attorney who is known for defending people with a public profile, said Overeem was not arrested, but summoned to court. He also maintained Overeem's innocence.

The incident happened just days after Overeem beat Brock Lesnar by technical knockout, earning him the right to fight for the UFC heavyweight belt.

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