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UFC 179 drug tests come back clean

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All 24 fighters who participated on Oct. 25's UFC 179 card in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were tested for steroids and drugs of abuse and passed the screenings, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced Friday.

The event, the only UFC pay-per-view card in Brazil in 2014, took place at Maracanazinho gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro.

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his UFC title for a seventh time against Chad Mendes in the main event. Phil Davis improved to 3-0 when fighting in Brazil with a unanimous decision victory over Glover Teixeira in the co-main event slot. All four tested negative to additional HGH and EPO tests.

The next UFC card in Brazil is scheduled for Dec. 20 with Lyoto Machida facing C.B. Dollaway in the main event.