Nevada Athletic Commission: All Fighters Test Clean at UFC 148
The Nevada Athletic Commission on Friday announced that all 22
fighters who competed at UFC
tested negative for prohibited substances.
NAC Executive Director Keith Kizer informed Sherdog.com of the test
results via email. UFC 148 took place July 7 at the MGM Grand
Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was headlined by a long-awaited
middleweight title rematch between reigning champion Anderson
Silva and challenger Chael
Sonnen. Nevada tests fighters for both performance-enhancing
drugs and drugs of abuse.
Silva successfully defended his belt for a 10th straight time at
the event, surviving a strong first round from Sonnen and then
delivering a technical knockout finish in the second frame. Sonnen
-- who was previously suspended in California after producing an
elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio following his first
fight with “The Spider” in 2010 -- was granted a therapeutic use
exemption for testosterone prior to receiving a license in Nevada
under the conditions that he adhere to dosage restrictions in the
days leading up to the event and then submit to a post-fight blood
test the morning after his bout.
The pay-per-view card also saw former light heavyweight champions
Griffin and Tito Ortiz do
battle, with Griffin earning a unanimous verdict to take the
deciding bout in their three-fight series. Meanwhile, ex- Strikeforce
middleweight titlist Cung Le earned
the first Octagon win of his career, as the san shou kickboxing
stylist topped returning Canadian Patrick
Cote. Additionally, former middleweight title contender
Maia impressed in his welterweight debut, injuring judo
practitioner Dong Hyun
Kim during a takedown attempt just 47 seconds into their bout.
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