All 24 fighters who competed on the card were tested for
performance for enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse in a World
Anti-Doping Agency-accredited lab, according to the statement. In
addition, four fighters were randomly selected and tested for
erythropoietin (EPO). All four tests returned negative, but the
athletes tested were not identified.
The event took place Dec. 20 at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri,
Brazil, and was headlined by a middleweight showdown pitting
Machida against C.B.
Dollaway. “The Dragon” finished “The Doberman” with a kick to
the body and punches, forcing the hand of referee Jerin Valel
62 seconds into the first round.
The event also saw Renan Barao
prevail in his return to the Octagon, as “The Baron” submitted
Gagnon in the evening’s co-main event. Additionally,
welterweight prospect Erick Silva
emerged victorious on the main card, scoring a technical submission