Las Vegas Sun

October 25, 2014

Currently: 87° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

law enforcement:

UFC fighter Alistair Overeem cited on misdemeanor battery count

Click to enlarge photo

Heavyweight Alistair Overeem arrives for the UFC 141 weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

Metro Police cited UFC fighter Alistair Overeem on a count of misdemeanor battery earlier this month after he allegedly shoved a woman on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a complaint released Tuesday.

The incident happened in the early morning hours of Jan. 2 outside Encore on Las Vegas Boulevard, the complaint said.

Overeem, 31, shoved a woman in the face, causing her to stagger backward, the complaint alleges.

The report indicates Overeem had been drinking.

Overeem, who is being represented by Las Vegas attorney David Chesnoff, has been summoned to appear Feb. 21 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Overeem fought Dec. 30 in UFC 141, where he beat Brock Lesnar in the first round. It was Overeem’s first fight in the UFC.

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy