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UFC Fight Night 23 drug test results come back clean for 'Fight for the Troops 2' on Jan. 22


UFC Fight Night 23 drug test results are in from UFC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Marc Ratner (via, who today confirmed that six fighters tested for illegal/banned substances after competing at UFC Fight Night 23: "Fight for the Troops 2" on Jan. 22 have all passed with flying colors.

Because the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation does not require drug testing before or after an event, the UFC took matters into their own hands.

Main event participants Melvin Guillard and Evan Dunham, as well as four other fighters competing on the card, were all screened for performance enhancers such as steroids and drugs of abuse like cocaine and marijuana, among others.

Results from these battery of tests all came back negative.

The fighters mentioned above were randomly selected. However, athletic commissions (or in this case the UFC) typically test the main event participants and fight night winners, as well as those who have failed drug tests in the past.

UFC Fight Night 23 featured a main event fight between a pair of rising lightweight stars in Melvin Guillard and Evan Dunham. "The Young Assassin" continued his quest for a 155-pound title shot with a dominant first round knockout win.

Also in action were heavyweight Matt Mitrione and Tim Hague. "Meathead" ran right through "The Smashing Machine," picking up a first round technical knockout victory.

Mark Hominick earned a title shot by knocking out George Roop while Pat Barry returned to form against Joey Beltran in other action.

For complete UFC Fight Night 23 results and blow-by-blow coverage of all the main card action click here and here.