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Non-jury Trial for Overeem’s Alleged Assault Case Set for March 27

Written on March 15, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Alistair Overeem to face non-jury trial on March 27 for his misdemeanor battery charge

After being cited by the Las Vegas Police for “pushing or shoving a woman in the face”, last January 2 in a Las Vegas nightclub, former Strikeforce heavyweight champ, Alistair Overeem is set to face a Non-jury trial for his alleged battery case on March 27. Non-jury trials are the state’s standard for misdemeanor charges.

If convicted for his charge, Overeem will face up to six months in prison and will have to pay a maximum $1,000 fine. Las defense attorney David Chesnoff will defend Overeem in court.

Overeem was signed by UFC, September last year after being released by Strikeforce and has won against Brock Lesnar in UFC 141. He is set to fight Junior Dos Santos for the heavyweight title at the upcoming UFC 146 event, that will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 26.

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