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Wednesday, 02/01/2012, 04:30 am

UFC NEWS | *Updated* Alistair Overeem Charged With Battery In Vegas During NYE Weekend | Overeem Camp Responds

UFC heavyweight number one contender, Alistair Overeem has reportedly been charged with battery in Las Vegas following an incident with the alleged female victim.

The female victim was reportedly shoved in the face by the heavyweight fighter and as a result staggered back.

It seems sort of like a non-issue, but the “Reem” is still going to be required to answer for his action in court and deal with any consequences that may come out of this.

Here is the report coming out of The Las Vegas Review Journal:



Ultimate Fighting Championship star Alistair Overeem has been charged with one count of misdemeanor battery stemming from an incident at Wynn Las Vegas over New Year’s weekend.

If convicted, the heavyweight title challenger faces a maximum of six months in the Clark County Detention Center and not more than a $1,000 fine.

According to the District Attorney’s office, Overeem is scheduled to appear in court at 8 a.m. on Feb. 21.

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.”

Overeem has retained famed Las Vegas defense attorney David Chesnoff.

“Alistair was not arrested, but was summoned to court,” Chesnoff said. “There are two sides to this story and we intend on vigorously defending this. Alistair maintains his innocence.”

Overeem, 31, was in Las Vegas after knocking out Brock Lesnar in the first round of the main event of UFC 141 at the MGM Grand on Dec. 30.

The win, which came in the UFC debut for the former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion, set up Overeem to fight champion Junior dos Santos for the UFC heavyweight belt this year on a card yet to be announced.

Representatives from the UFC declined to comment on the matter.



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In an update to this story, Alistair Overeem’s legal team issued a statement about the victims claims of batter and how they will proceed with the legal process:

[box_light]”I have advised Alistair not to comment on this matter, and that we will do our talking in the court. It should be noted that Alistair was not arrested; he was summoned to court. There are two sides to this story, and we intend on vigorously defending this as Alistair maintains his innocence.”[/box_light]


58 Responses to “UFC NEWS | *Updated* Alistair Overeem Charged With Battery In Vegas During NYE Weekend | Overeem Camp Responds”

  1. Ryan says:

    Well there goes his title shot.

    • Luke'sFather says:

      I don’t think so. They gave him a summons to court, they didn’t arrest him so that tells me no one was hurt and it was most likely a he said she said situation. some chick didn’t hit the jackpot at the casino so she tried to hit the jackpot this way.

    • patrick says:

      Title shot, really?? Dude, Overeeem is the world champ. The UFC HW title is a joke, name one champ that could actually defend it more than one time. Overeem is the world MMA champion, holding 3 world titles. Who cares about Dos Santos 0 defence title, but 12 year old american boys that think the UFC is. Point being, Overeem can do more for the UFC than the UFC can do for him.

      • Andy says:

        Ironic that I’m actually saying this… but Lesnar actually defended the title, twice. Couture defended it too. Hopefully JDS does as well, but it’s going to be a tough one.

      • BigHurt says:

        You aren’t very smart are you Patrick. UFC is the only organization that matter’s. The proof is, Even Overeem who has never beat anyone in the top 5 HW of the world, Droped he’s former team just to come to the UFC. You British guy’es are a joke, Thats why Bisping got he’s ass kicked.

  2. vegas is filled with whores and gold diggers.. they bait you to do something stupid and BOOM.. you’ll hear from their lawyer

    he shouldnt have touched her for any reason.. big guy gotta learn to walk away

  3. Brad says:

    If Chael didn’t lose his contender status I doubt Overeem will….

  4. joshuah says:

    Normally I’d be mad @ such a stupid thing a fighter would do, but people run their mouths & look for a FREE MONEY CHECK lol. Reem/his people shouldn’t have allowed him to be in this situation, but he didn’t strike ne1 & a shitty lawyer could get this thrown out.

    • Thurgood Jenkins says:

      It’s all up to the DA. If he wants to capitalize on the coverage this could receive, he could choose to prosecute because, assuming Reem really did this, the elements of a criminal battery claim appear to be met (I don’t know for sure because I’m not familiar with Nevada law on the subject). But the DA has to be a real dick to actually proceed. Let’s see how the facts materialize.

  5. Trolligans says:

    So pushing someone out of your face us a crime? Should have punched that ho.

  6. Trolligans says:

    So pushing someone out of your face us a crime? Should have punched that broad.

  7. MMCRAVER says:

    I hope they release the cunts name so the internets can blow up her facebook and e-mail… Lemme guess how it went. She opened her mouth and said some stupid skanky stuff… and Overeem pushed her away..

    Should have just smashed her full power with an overhand right.

  8. I’d love to hear the full story. NYE: It was probably some drunken nussy that fell off balance. Or, he’s a d-bag woman puncher. Either way, Chael tests for PED’s and does time for some mortgage scam and he’s still the #1. I’ll bet the Reem fights JDS as scheduled.

  9. spiritsplice says:

    She staggered back?! OH, THE HORROR!!!

  10. John Blaze says:

    Overeem is a douschebag

    • darren says:

      no your just retarded

      • hey yo says:

        Why you defending a guy who acts solid against women?

        • jc says:

          she should consider herself lucky that she didnt cop some uber knees to her dome. bitch probly provoked it. it sounds like it was a little push to keep the ho out of his grill.

        • jdog says:

          You don’t know the whole story, was she a reporter with a camera in his face or a mic in his face, was she some drunk woman that was asking for a kiss with his wife there? Was this woman a nice woman just asking for an autograph for her son, did someone push her from behind and she ran into him? We do NOT know the facts PERIOD. The only thine we DO know is this woman only STUMBLED back, meaning there were NO MARKS ANYWHERE on her and she NEVER FELL. Don’t bash Reem before the facts come out, and when they do see what they are, there are always two sides to any story, BUT IF he were to HIT a woman or HURT a woman then there would be no place for him ANYWHERE. I feel anyone has the right to protect their personal space, as long as you don’t go too far and only making a person STAGGER back is well within the limits of protecting personal space, so lets wait and see IF she went to him or if she was far away doing something that made the Reem go to her and assault her

  11. Xaninho says:

    She better be glad he didn’t use his pimpslap on that ho.

  12. Cyd says:

    Wow Brock’s wife must’ve really been pissed about that KO and got in his face. She’s a former WWE star Reem has to defend himself against the potential danger!

  13. Mach00man says:

    Probably just some stupid groupie/ho who kept getting in his face. “damn bitch get the fuck outta my face”…hand to the face….shove.

  14. wtf says:

    dude thats bullshit man he shoved her and that counts as battery? I guess hes so strong she felt like she was punched

  15. For Your Consideration says:

    He is a professional fighter who should never touch anyone unless they are actually in trouble let alone a women. Steriods makes people overly aggressive. You folks on here saying he should smashed or punched her need to stop commenting because you disgrace the site and sport. No man should ever touch a women in anger……………….

    • Xaninho says:

      Crazy coke sniffing golddigging bitches should get the hell out of another persons face if he or she asks to move along.

    • Matt says:

      He shouldn’t touch her unless he’s trying to get her off of him. I agree, you shouldn’t hurt a woman. Use the least amount of force necessary or just get away if you can. Maybe that’s what Overeem did. Also, the article said the only result was “her staggering back.” If she was injured, the article probably would’ve said that.
      We just don’t know the facts, Overeem may have done the right thing. People sue you when you are innocent sometimes.

    • Matt says:

      I’m just saying groupies, fans, haters do crazy stuff to athletes sometimes. That’s why these guys need security around them. But who knows in this instance, Maybe Overeem handled it poorly, or maybe he handled it well. I wouldn’t be shocked if this woman wants the court to do something. Then she can file a civil suit and try to get money.

    • einiar says:

      no ur just stupid to think that reem can do that kind of move. she is a ho that wants to get money. or maybe brocks wife or relative. wat a fu en set up.

  16. For Your Consideration says:

    Why would you speak that way. Come on folks I want this site to be the best MMA conversations in wolrd, I want people to come to this site because they know they are about to part in the best and most conducive MMA conversations out there. There is to much swearing and nasty language being used that is offensive and immoral. Please think before you type and focus your comments on the progress and development of the sport.

  17. mike says:

    also isnt it immoral to accuse a man being on steriods if he was tested and came back clean?

  18. waitwtfffwtfwtf says:

    She got hired by Golden Glory

  19. G says:

    No doubt it was some fat, ugly, drunk whore, trying to talk shit. I hope Alistair wins this one, seriously. God I hate drunk bitches.

  20. For Your Consideration says:

    Wow, you guys really dont get it. Just admit that this site has become unconducive to solide talk about MMA and much more negative, disrespectful and disappointing in nature then ever before. If you think that someone is wrong like this woman who was shoved then say that in a tactful manner rather then expressing yourself in an aggressive and violent manner. I even read earlier someone using the “N” word describing an African American. Get real guys and grow up!

    • seriously says:

      Dude if you don’t like the conversations or the way people talk on this site then find another site to use. I even agree with you to extent but you’re not contributing anything useful to the conversation. Thats how people talk on this site. Don’t like it? Leave

    • Luke'sFather says:

      you don’t even know she really got shoved, don’t get your feeling hurt little guy it’s probly just some chick trying to get a quick payday

    • waitwtfffwtfwtf says:

      Ever since Chael got popular, the only way to post stuff on forums without wanting to punch the reply posters in the face is to post what you want to see in trolling format. As long as there are Chael sonnen fans out there, serious posters just get Chael style answers.

  21. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    He just made half a million off of the Brock Lesnar fight. If he did it, maybe he can settle outside of court so she can drop the charges. Otherwise it’s he said she said, maybe nothing will stick.

    I can’t believe you can serve up to 6 months for pushing someone. She’s lucky that she wasn’t Brock Lesnar.

  22. Really? says:

    @For Your Consideration. You are wasting your time. This is the internet…people dont know how to be civil on the internet.

    As for the accusations against Overeem, its obviously just somebody tryin to cash in off another celebrity. Its astonishing that he wasnt accused of raping this girl. This is getting ridiculous. People need to just stop harassing these sports stars and let them live their loves.

  23. For Your Consideration says:

    “you’re not contributing anything useful to the conversation”

    When someone contributes they are adding value in hopes to change an outcome to reflect a more positve momentum. If you disagree with me then I am not contributing and your right but to agree with me to an extent says I have added value. I guess I am just a guy who got the think before you speak message from Mommy. Thanks Mom! take care guys, I wish you all the best!

  24. Diego says:

    I would have gave her a stone cold stunner

  25. lol says:

    Its funny how most of you guys think you know what happen.. This is nothing serious what so over. I bet she was probably all over his dick and he shoved her a$$ back.. hahaha

    Anyways this is not a huge deal guilty or not he still deserves a shot. You guys act like he shot someone.. hahaha

  26. MMA wiz says:

    Patrick obviously hasn’t watched enought UFC events to know exactly how many times that titles been defended ,

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