Alistair Overeem has passed his UFC 141 pre-fight drug test, clearing the former Strikeforce heavyweight title-holder to face former UFC champ Brock Lesnar in the main event of UFC 141 next Friday, Dec. 30 in Las Vegas.
“Overeem is ready to go!!! Lesnar vs Overeem is on!” UFC President Dana White announced on Twitter.
“The urine sample submitted by Mr. Overeem in the U.K. on 12/14 came back negative for all prohibited substances,” NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer said Tuesday. “The urine sample allegedly submitted by Mr. Overeem to his doctor on 12/7 was apparently returned to Mr. Overeem’s doctor untested.”
Overeem was required to undergo extra drug tests before and after the UFC 141 main event in order to be licensed by the NSAC after delays in his out-of-competition drug test.
The Lesnar-Overeem winner is expected to be the first challenger for UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, who claimed the title with a 64-second knockout of Cain Velasquez at the debut UFC on Fox event last month.
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