- SANCHEZ, OTHER TUF 9 FIGHTERS CLEAR DRUG TESTS

June 25, 2009
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by MMAWeekly.com Staff
The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Thursday released the post-fight drug test results for the fighters of The Ultimate Fighter “Team U.S.A. vs. Team U.K.” Finale, held June 20 at the Palms in Las Vegas.

Twelve fighters were tested for performance enhancers and drugs of abuse following their bouts: Diego Sanchez, Clay Guida, DaMarques Johnson, James Wilkes, Ross Pearson, Andre Winner, Chris Lytle, Joe Stevenson, Brad Blackburn, Nick Osipczak, Melvin Guillard, and Tomasz Drwal.

All the drug tests came back negative.

The event saw an unprecedented three “Fight of the Night” awards issued by the promotion for the efforts of Diego Sanchez and Clay Guida, Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns, and Joe Stevenson and Nate Diaz, in their respective bouts. The event also crowned James Wilkes, at welterweight, and Ross Pearson, at lightweight, as the winners of season nine of the reality series.

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