Alistair Overeem receives license from Nevada Commission

Last year, UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after an out of competition drug test came back with elevated levels of testosterone.

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He received a none month suspension, which came to an end on December 27th. Overeem appeared in from of the NSAC today to get his license back, which was unanimously approved today in Las Vegas.

During today’s hearing, NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer told the commissioners that the UFC heavyweight have been drug tested twice by the NSAC during his suspension and both test came back negative.

Along with the drug test with the commission, Overeem submitted test results from five other drug test that he also took during his suspension.

With Overeem getting his license today, his February 2nd fight against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center is now official. If he gets a victory next month against Silva, it will likely set up a title fight against current heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.