Just a few days after successfully debuting in the UFC, against opponent Brock Lesner (5-3-0), Alistair Overeem (36-11-0) was charged with one misdemeanor count of battery following an alleged push to a womans face on January 2, “causing her to stagger back”, according to police.
Overeem, the now number one contender in the UFC’s heavyweight division, maintains that he is innocent of any such battery charge. Alistair Overeem has already hired an attorney in a David Chesnoff in order to represent him at any court hearings. According to Chesnoff,
Alistair was not arrested, but was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.
If Alistair is proven guilty he could face fines up to $1,000 and up to six months jail time at the Clark County Detention Center. A guilty verdict could end up causing delays to the championship match up, against Junior Dos Santos (14-1-0), later this year.
Well the headliner here is the overwhelming defeat of Brock Lesner vs Alistair Overeem with a tko at two minutes and twenty six seconds of the first round. Lesner was seemed over matched in the striking department and attempted a couple of unsuccessful take down attempts that Overeem seemed to shrug off. Upon stalking Lesner Overeem caught a nice jab that opened up his eyebrow early in the round. A few knees to the body followed by a body kick seemed to take the rest of the wind from Lesners sails and he did not recover before the referee put a stop to the bout due to strikes.
Later, Lesner stated that he would be retiring from the octagon at his post fight interview. There has been nothing else released about Brock Lesnar retiring from the UFC, from the man himself, but it appears that the UFC and the fans alike are the biggest benifactors from being able to see the great shows that he has been a part of.
We here at The MMA Beatdown wish you and yours the best in your future endeavors Brock and thank you for the entertainment that you have provided.
With that said the MMA world marches on and the upcoming title shot of Alistair Overeem vs the champ Junior Dos Santos is a bout that fight fans all around the world will be looking forward to. Will Overeem prove his streak unbeatable or will Junior show the big man how his punching power stacks up to the test?