All six drug tests conducted at
UFC on Fox 7 came back clean, Sherdog.com confirmed Tuesday
with California State Athletic Commission Executive Director
UFC on Fox 7 took place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose,
Calif., and was headlined by Benson
Henderson’s hard-fought split decision victory over Gilbert
Melendez. Both main event competitors were tested following the
event, as were co-headliners Daniel
Cormier and Frank Mir, plus
two other randomly selected fighters.
Henderson retained his UFC lightweight title at the event, though
the result was not without controversy, as multiple media members
and one cage-side judge believed Melendez to be the winner.
Cormier’s night proved considerably more routine; the Strikeforce
heavyweight grand prix winner used his superior wrestling to shut
down ex-UFC king Mir and cruise to a unanimous decision
The show’s Fox-broadcast main card also saw onetime Strikeforce
lightweight king Josh Thomson
become the first man finish UFC title contender Nate Diaz with
strikes, as “The Punk” stopped Diaz with a second-round head kick
and ground-and-pound. Veteran welterweight Matt Brown
defied the bookmakers to open the Fox telecast, earning his fifth
consecutive win by stopping highly-touted prospect Jordan Mein
with a flurry of strikes in round two.