UFC 156 Fighters Return Negative Drug Tests


ufc-156(2)All tested UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar participants returned negative drug tests following the Feb. 2 event.

Nevada Athletic Commission Executive Director Keith Kizer informed MMAWeekly.com of the results on Wednesday.

UFC 156 took place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and was headlined by the UFC featherweight title bout between champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight titleholder Frankie Edgar.  Aldo defeated Edgar by unanimous decision to retain his 145-pound belt.  The bout won Fight of the Night honors.

In the co-main event, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva pulled off a come-from-behind upset win over Alistair Overeem.  Overeem controlled the first two rounds of the fight, but Silva ended it early in the third stanza by knockout.  The win earned Silva a Knockout of the Night bonus and a rematch with heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans on the undercard while Demian Maia logged a dominating performance over Jon Fitch in welterweight action.

UFC 156: Edgar vs. Aldo Results:

Main Card:
-Jose Aldo def. Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47)
-Antonio Rogerio Nogueira def. Rashad Evans by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Alistair Overeem by KO at :25, R3
-Demian Maia def. Jon Fitch by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Joseph Benavidez def. Ian McCall by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card:
-Evan Dunham def. Gleison Tibau by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Tyron Woodley def. Jay Hieron by KO at :36, R1
-Bobby Green def. Jacob Volkmann by submission (rear naked choke) at 4:25, R3
-Isaac Vallie-Fla3gg def. Yves Edwards by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Dustin Kimura def. Chico Camus by submission (rear naked choke) at 1:50, R3
-Francisco Rivera def. Edwin Figueroa by TKO at 4:20, R2

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