Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
After a string of negative news, here's a welcome change for the UFC: all 24 UFC 146 passed their steroid and drug tests, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
Kizer announced the news Friday afternoon.
UFC 146 was originally supposed to feature Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC heavyweight title, however, after Overeem failed a surprise drug test in March for elevated levels of testosterone, Frank Mir was bumped up to face JDS. As a result, the all-heavyweight card faced a series of changes, however, in the end, the card turned out to be one of the best of the year. The five heavyweight fights on the pay-per-view lasted just 22:50 combined, highlighted by dos Santos defeating Mir via second-round TKO.
Below is a list of all the fighters who passed their steroid and drug tests.
Junior dos Santos def. Frank Mir via second-round TKO (live blog)
Cain Velasquez def. Antonio Silva via first-round TKO (live blog)
Roy Nelson def. Dave Herman via first-round TKO (live blog)
Stipe Miocic def. Shane del Rosario via second-round TKO (live blog)
Stefan Struve def. Lavar Johnson via submission (armbar) (live blog)
Darren Elkins def. Diego Brandao via unanimous decision (live blog)
Jamie Varner def. Edson Barboza via first-round TKO (live blog)
C.B. Dollaway def. Jason Miller via unanimous decision (live blog)
Dan Hardy def. Duane Ludwig via first-round KO (live blog)
Paul Sass def. Jacob Volkmann via submission (triangle armbar) (live blog)
Glover Teixeira def. Kyle Kingsbury via submission (arm triangle) (live blog)
Mike Brown def. Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision (live blog)
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