All drug test results came back clean following last Saturday’s Strikeforce card in Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma State Athletic Commission officials confirmed the results Thursday with Sherdog.com, verifying that Tarec Saffiedine, Nate Marquardt, Josh Barnett, Tim Kennedy and Tim Holobaugh all produced negative tests following their respective bouts at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Saffiedine and Marquardt headlined the event, going five rounds in battle to decide Strikeforce’s final welterweight champion before the promotion folded. In the end, Saffiedine emerged victorious, battering Marquardt’s lead leg with a steady assault of low kicks to win the title via unanimous decision.

Barnett and Kennedy also took home wins at “Marquardt vs. Saffiedine,” stopping Nandor Guelmino and Trevor Smith, respectively. Holobaugh was the lone loser to be tested, as the previously unbeaten prospect saw his perfect record erased by veteran Pat Healy during the evening’s undercard broadcast on Showtime Extreme.

Now that Strikeforce has held its final show, much of its talent pool will transition to the UFC, including Saffiedine, Marquardt, Kennedy and Holobaugh. Barnett’s future is yet undecided, however, as the heavyweight is soon expected to enter into negotiations with the Las Vegas-based organization.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

Anderson Silva's Jan. 19 out-of-competition drug tests come back clean of PEDs

  • 24 days ago
  • 300 views

Anderson Silva's second out-of-competition drug test has come back clean. Silva didn't have any banned substances in his system in tests taken Jan. 19. MMAFighting.com obtained the records from the N read news >>

Second set of pre-UFC 183 drug tests come back clean for Anderson Silva

  • 24 days ago
  • 122 views

Anderson Silva wasn't just tested on January 9th, he was tested again on the 19th and now those results are in. It sounds like whatever was in Anderson Silva's system was no longer traceable by fight read news >>

UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Thatch results and post-fight analysis

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Tim B. takes a look back at UFC Fight Night 60, which was saved by the final two fights of the night. The UFC's return to Colorado started with a whimper and ended with a bang. The 10-fight card wasn read news >>

Trading Shots: When fighters fail drug tests, how much should we care?

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

Between Anderson Silva and Jon Fitch, high-profile drug test failures have mounted in recent days. Some fans turn to despair, while others turn to an affected cynicism. But what’s the proper response read news >>

Hector Lombard Fails UFC 182 Post-Fight Drug Test for Designer Steroid

  • 23 days ago
  • 5 views

The hits just keep on coming when it comes to MMA and performance-enhancing drugs, as Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com is reporting that UFC welterweight contender (and former Bellator middleweight c read news >>

UFC Fight Night 62 fighters react to Anderson Silva’s drug test failure

  • 21 days ago
  • 46 views

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- Anderson Silva tested positive for two banned substances in an out-of-competition test prior to his UFC 183 clash with Nick Diaz, and UFC Fight Night 62 fighters shared thei read news >>

Cris Cyborg drug tested ahead of Invicta FC 11 to get license with CSAC

  • 20 days ago
  • 3 views

Cris 'Cyborg' Justino must pass the random drug test before she can get a license to compete at Invicta FC 11 Cris Cyborg failed a 2011 drug test in California, and as part of the conditions for gett read news >>

Anderson Silva also failed UFC 183 pre- and post-fight drug tests

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Add anti-anxiety medication to the list of things Anderson Silva tested positive for in conjunction with his UFC 183 bout with Nick Diaz.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

Anderson Silva Fails UFC 183 Post-Fight Drug Test for 3 Substances

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

Anderson Silva failed his post-UFC 183 drug screening for the banned substance drostanolone metabolites in addition to two benzodiazepine class drugs: Oxazepam and Temazepam. The results were include read news >>