Nevada Athletic Commission: All Fighters Test Clean at ‘The Ultimate Fighter 18’ Finale

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 9, 2013
All 20 fighters tested negative for banned substances at the “TUF 18” finale. |

The Nevada Athletic Commission announced on Monday that all 20 fighters who competed at "The Ultimate Fighter 18" finale finale tested negative for prohibited substances.

NAC Executive Director Keith Kizer informed of the test results via email. Nevada tests fighters for both performance enhancing drugs and drugs of abuse. The “TUF 18” finale took place on Nov. 30 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and was headlined by a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Gray Maynard.

Diaz avenged a 2010 loss to Maynard by stopping “The Bully” with punches 2:38 into the opening round of their main event bout. Additionally, women’s and men’s “TUF 18” bantamweight winners were crowned, as Julianna Pena earned a TKO victory over Jessica Rakoczy, while Chris Holdsworth submitted Davey Grant.


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