All eight drug tests conducted at UFC 144 came back negative, according to UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner.

Sherdog.com confirmed the results Tuesday with Ratner, who verified that headliners Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar tested negative for both performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. Six randomly selected competitors also produced negative tests at the event, which took place Feb. 26 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan.

When holding events in the United States, the UFC defers to state athletic commissions to conduct drug testing of its fighters. However, when promoting shows in countries that lack such regulatory bodies, Ratner oversees the process, hiring independent agents to conduct the tests.

Former World Extreme Cagefighting champion Henderson wrested away Edgar’s UFC lightweight title in the main event, besting the New Jersey native in a five-round unanimous decision. Edgar was granted an immediate rematch, and the pair will fight over the gold once again later this year.

Also of note, Sherdog confirmed with Ratner that all 24 competitors were tested at Saturday’s UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Stockholm, which was overseen by the Swedish Mixed Martial Arts Federation. Test results should be available sometime next week.

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