Joey Beltran, Rousimar Palhares Suspended 9 Months for Failed UFC on FX 6 Drug Tests



Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Thursday announced that both Rousimar Palhares and Joey Beltran failed their post-fight drug tests at UFC on FX 6.

Rousimar Palhares tested positive for elevated testosterone, and Joey Beltran tested positive for nandrolone following their respective bouts at UFC on FX 6 in Australia,” the official statement read. “The UFC organization has a strict, consistent policy against the use of any illegal and/or performance-enhancing drugs, stimulants or masking agents.”

The release also states that both fighters have agreed to serve nine-month suspensions, retroactive to their Dec. 15 fight date. Additionally, they must pass a drug test at the conclusion of their suspensions in order to receive clearance to fight again. While Palhares suffered a first-round technical knockout to former Bellator middleweight king Hector Lombard to kick off the evening’s main draw on FX, Beltran took a hard-fought unanimous decision from Croatian talent Igor Pokrajac during the Fuel TV-broadcast prelims. However, that victory has been changed to a no-contest, according to UFC executive Marc Ratner, who confirmed the change with Sherdog.com on Thursday night.

UFC on FX 6 took place at the Gold Coast Convention Centre in Gold Coast, Australia, and was headlined by a lightweight showdown between “Ultimate Fighter: Australia vs. U.K.” coaches George Sotiropoulos and Ross Pearson. Pearson stopped his fellow coach in the third round of their main event, earning a technical knockout over the Aussie in his return to the lightweight division.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 29 days ago
  • 17 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Fight Pass EARLY this weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le" from inside Cotai Arena in Macau, China. Get complete, of read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Two Ultimate Fighting Championship newcomers, Cain Carrizosa and Chris Wade, will compete in a lightweight contest at UFC 177 on Aug. 30. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Sat., Aug. 23, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 49: "Henderson vs. dos Anjos" from inside BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Get compl read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

Ni Hao! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight marauder Michael Bisping is on the ground in Macau, China, to help promote his UFC Fight Night 48 main event against local hero Cung Le, whic read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold a UFC Fight Night card at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Nov. 22. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 75 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White and his right-hand woman, Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, are half a world away to help promote UFC Fight Night 48: "Bisping vs. Le," whi read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 610 views

Au revoir! Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion and clean-sport crusader, Georges St. Pierre, asked the judge for leniency when sentencing his "good friend" and fellow Ca read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 17 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has paired one of its most likable fighters with perhaps its most hated figure. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 37 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held weighs ins for UFC Fight Night 48 earlier today (Fri., Aug. 22, 2014), and saw all of the 20 fighters scheduled to compete on the card make weight, which mea read news >>