Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Although it was believed Alistair Overeem (Pictured) would retain his heavyweight top contender moniker once his nine-month drug suspension was lifted, the Las Vegas Review-Journal is reporting the former Strikeforce champion make his return against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 156. The UFC essentially confirmed the scrap by retweeting the post. Of course, Overeem must first wait until December 27th to reapply for licensing after registering more than twice the legal limit of testosterone in his system in March. The Nevada State Athletic Commission is expected to hold a meeting in early-to-mid January. “The commission can go any way they want to at that meeting. They could say yes, they could say no, they could say yes with conditions,” NSAC executive director Keith Kizer told LVRJ. “All of that will be on the table, but nothing can happen as far as licensure until after (Dec. 27).” Overeem’s lone big league performance game last New Year’s Eve weekend in a TKO victory over Brock ...
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