Newson’s first Ultimate Fighting Championship triumph has been
overturned to a no contest.
The change has been reflected on the event results page of record
mixedmartialarts.com. According to a report from
ESPN, Newson’s victory was changed by the Texas Department of
Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) due to a positive marijuana
In addition to the no contest, Newson could face and fine and
suspension from TDLR.
Newson’s performance at UFC 247 was one for the highlight reels, as
he dropped Domingo
Pilarte with an overhand right and then finished his foe with
follow-up punches on the canvas 38 seconds into their Feb. 8
encounter in Houston.
A 31-year-old native of Beaverton, Ore., Newson dropped a unanimous
decision to Ricardo
Ramos in his Octagon debut at UFC on ESPN 3. With the change,
Newson’s professional record now stands at 9-2 with one no