Alistair Overeem was denied a continuance in his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday and given a nine-month suspension for his positive test for elevated testosterone levels.
A pair of unbeaten heavyweights will clash at UFC 146 next month. After the reshuffling of the main card, Shane Del Rosario now will meet Stipe Miocic (pictured).
Original Roy Nelson opponent Antonio Silva was moved up to face Cain Velasquez with Velasquez opponent Frank Mir moved up to meet Junior dos Santos. Nelson now meets Gabriel Gonzaga on the main card of UFC 146.
With Frank Mir moving out of his top contenders fight against Cain Velasquez and into a title shot against Junior dos Santos at UFC 146, Velasquez now faces Antonio Silva in the co-main event.
Alistair Overeem, in a statement released through his management company, says a doctor-prescribed medication containing testosterone is the cause of his recent failed test.
Dana White didn’t need to wait for Tuesday’s NSAC hearing. Late Friday, he announced Frank Mir, not Alistair Overeem, will face Junior dos Santos at UFC 146
Despite a public rallying cry on Twitter for UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt to get a title shot should Alistair Overeem not be able to go, Dana White says it won’t happen.
Assuming Alistair Overeem doesn’t get his license to fight at UFC 146, what’s next for champ Junior dos Santos? HeavyMMA’s Duane Finley looks at the candidates.
With the UFC 146 main event in jeopardy due to Alistair Overeem’s positive test for elevated testosterone levels, Dana White says the co-main event between Frank Mir and Cain Velasquez “will happen” next month, effectively eliminating them from stepping in to fight Junior dos Santos.
Looking for his third straight win after an infamous three-fight losing streak, Fedor Emelianenko will next fight June 21 in Russia, M-1 on Friday said.
The UFC heavyweight division took another hit with Alistair Overeem’s failed drug test, and HeavyMMA’s Nate Lawson believes the weight class continues to lack progression.
UFC 146 main event heavyweight Alistair Overeem has failed a pre-fight drug screening, testing positive for elevated testosterone levels ahead of his title fight against Junior dos Santos.
HeavyMMA’s mixed martial arts rankings are back this week with a look at the heavyweight division, which is ruled over by UFC champion Junior dos Santos, who defends his belt next month against No. 2-ranked Alistair Overeem.
Tickets for UFC 146 go on sale Wednesday to UFC Fight Club members, Thursday to UFC newsletter subscribers and Friday to the general public.
UFC 146 features five heavyweight fights on the main card – the most in company history. Watch today’s press conference for the event at 2 p.m. Eastern streaming live at HeavyMMA. The news conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas will feature Dana White, Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem, Cain Velasquez, Frank Mir, Roy Nelson and Antonio Silva.