chris-weidman-17.jpgAll 22 fighters who competed at this month’s UFC 162 evnet tested clean for performance-enhancing drugs and recreational drugs/drugs of abuse.

MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today received the drug-testing results from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the July 6 event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The main event saw longtime middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-5 MMA, 16-1 UFC) finally dethroned after 16 straight UFC wins and 10 successful title defenses. Challenger Chris Weidman (10-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) knocked Silva out in the second round. While Silva was not as heavy of a favorite as he had been in fights for the past five or so years, the win by Weidman still is considered one of the bigger upsets in MMA history due to the nature of how Weidman won – knocking out arguably the best fighter in history, who had never been knocked out.

Also on the main card, former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar (16-4-1 MMA, 10-4-1 UFC) won a unanimous decision against Charles Oliveira (16-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) in a fight that was given one of two “Fight of the Night” bonuses.

Fighters of note on the preliminary card included Chris Leben (22-10 MMA, 12-9 UFC), who dropped a split decision to Andrew Craig (9-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC). Leben twice has served drug-related suspensions. And heavyweight Dave Herman (21-6 MMA, 1-4 UFC) was knocked out in the first round by Gabriel Gonzaga (15-7 MMA, 10-6 UFC). Herman twice has served time off for marijuana infractions.

For complete coverage of UFC 162, stay tuned to the UFC Events section of the site.

(Pictured: Chris Weidman)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Fans invited to next month's Bellator Fan Fest with Angle, Ortiz, Couture, more

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator heads to Houston for next month’s “tentpole event.” Beforehand, fans can get up close and personal with some MMA legends.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Diego Brandao tests positive for marijuana metabolites after UFC 195 loss

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

Diego Brandao looked to be on his way to a win over Brian Ortega before a third-round mistake landed him in a fight-ending triangle choke. That wasn’t the only issue for Brandao that night.Filed unde read news >>

Conor McGregor Tweets Picture from Random Drug Test Ahead of UFC 197 Title Fight

  • 17 days ago
  • 99 views

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been drug tested for the first time this year, he revealed on Twitter on Monday. The Irishman posted the following image from his home in Dublin, in whic read news >>

Georges St-Pierre, Manager Deny Reports of UFC Return

  • 14 days ago
  • 16 views

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre has not competed in the Octagon since November 2013, and while a return remains possible, GSP and his manager made it clear Thursday that reports of a comeback are premat read news >>

Ex-champ Josh Barnett recalls giving 'kid' Ben Rothwell advice in Hawaii in 2002

  • 13 days ago
  • 19 views

NEWARK, N.J. – In 2002, Josh Barnett was just a month removed from winning the UFC heavyweight title when he found himself giving advice to fellow fighter Ben Rothwell in Hawaii. Fourteen years later read news >>

Despite UFC’s New, Bold Drug Policy, Michael Bisping Says Fighters Are Still Willing to Cheat

  • 11 days ago
  • 17 views

Despite the UFC's recently implemented drug testing policy, middleweight contender Michael Bisping says cheaters are still going to cheat. read news >>

MMAjunkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for January: A walk-off no-doubter

  • 11 days ago
  • 32 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best knockouts from January.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

WSOF 28 main card adds Parker vs. Yager and Alvarez vs. Ramm

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

The main card for WSOF’s trip to California later this month is coming together with the announcement of a pair of welterweight bouts.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for February: Going gaga over a gogo

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best submissions from January. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s read news >>

MMAjunkie’s ‘Fight of the Month’ for January: A war for the welterweight title

  • 9 days ago
  • 4 views

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie takes a look at the best fights from January.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>