Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight Riki Fukuda
has been released from his UFC contract in the wake of a failed
drug test at
UFC on Fuel TV 8.
According to an official release, Fukuda tested positive for the
banned stimulants phenylpropanolamine, norpseudoephedrine and
Caceres also failed his post-fight drug test at the March 3
event, testing positive for marijuana metabolites. Caceres has been
suspended for six months and has agreed to attend rehabilitation
classes. Upon completion of those classes, Caceres must pass a drug
test before he can receive clearance to compete again.
UFC on Fuel TV 8 took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama,
Japan, and was headlined by a light heavyweight confrontation
Silva and Brian Stann.
All 22 fighters who competed on the card were tested for banned
substances, with all tests coming back negative save for the
aforementioned exceptions. As Japan has no athletic commission, the
UFC acted as its own regulatory body and oversaw the testing.
Caceres edged Kyung Ho
Kang in a controversial split decision victory on the UFC on
Fuel TV 8 undercard. That result has now been changed to a
no-contest, according to the official release. Fukuda relinquished
a unanimous decision to Brad
Tavares at the event and now exits the promotion with an
Octagon record of two wins against three defeats.