Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda fail UFC on Fuel TV 8 drug tests

The UFC has confirmed today that both Alex Caceres and Riki Fukuda failed drug tests following UFC on Fuel TV 8.

The 24 year old TUF veteran Caceres has received a six month suspension after testing positive for marijuana metabolites. ‘Bruce Leeroy’ recorded a split decision victory over Kyung Ho Kang at the March 3rd event; however, that result will now be re-classified as a no contest in light of Caceres’ positive test.

Thiago Tavares suspended for nine months after testing positive for Drostanolone

UFC officials today confirmed that Brazilian lightweight fighter Thiago Tavares failed his UFC on FX 7 post-fight drug test. The event took place at Sao Paulo’s Ibirapuera Gymnasium on Jan. 19, with Tavares dropping a first round KO loss against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Chael Sonnen receives one year suspension from CSAC

The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has suspended UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen following a failed drug test he took prior to his UFC 117 bout against middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

WEC’s Cole Province suspended for failed drug test

Cole Province has joined "that" club.
Photo: Sherdog - Cole Province has joined "that" club.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued a nine month suspension to World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight Cole Province (6-1) on Friday after testing positive for the anabolic steroid Methasterone.

The 28-year-old Province defeated Fredson Paixo (8-4) via unanimous decision at “WEC 42: Torres vs. Bowles” on Aug. 9. He was required to take a drug test following the victory. His win over Paixo has been officially changed to a “no contest” by the commission, and he has also been fined $4,000.

Province admitted to taking the substance but claimed he had no idea it was illegal. “I’m by no means claiming I’m innocent and didn’t have it in my system. It’s my fault. I knew it helped build muscle,” Province said.

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“Baby Fedor” tests positive for steroids

It has been reported that Russian MMA fighter Kirill Sidelnikov (5-3), also known as “Baby Fedor”, has been suspended for one year and fined $2,500 by the California State Athletic Commission after testing positive for the anabolic steroid, Stanozolol.

Sidelnikov’s positive test results stem from his last fight on January 24, 2009 at Affliction: Day of Reckoning in Anaheim, California, where he lost to Paul Buentello (27-10) by TKO due to doctor’s stoppage in the third round. Although nicknamed “Baby Fedor” due to his physique and aggressive fighting style, he was no match for the wily veteran that is Buentello.

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