The UFC once again can lay claim to the services of devastating Dutchman Alistair Overeem after the hulking heavyweight received a green-light from the Nevada Athletic Commission to compete in a few weeks at UFC 156. Overeem’s license had been in limbo for nine months after drug testing showed an elevated T:E ratio brought on by testosterone use.
MMAJunkie was on the scene at a NAC hearing today where Overeem’s case was addressed. During the proceedings it was revealed the 32-year old had voluntarily submitted five drug tests during his time on the sidelines (all clean) and also passed screenings the regulatory board issued in November/December.
As a result, the 36-11 Overeem is now free to face off with Antonio Silva on February 2 at the UFC’s annual Super Bowl Weekend event. He is expected to receive a title-shot if successful in the scrap, currently owning an eleven-fight winning streak including success against the likes of Brock Lesnar, Mark Hunt, and Fabricio Werdum.
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