– The test results of the fighters competing at UFC 102 in Portland Oregon have all come back negative for any banned substances.The UFC 102 competitors that were required to submit testing samples were Randy Couture, Todd Duffee, Evan Dunham, Chris Leben, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and Aaron Simpson. UFC 102 took place in Portland Oregon and saw Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira defeat Randy Couture by unanimous decision in the main event.
– UFC will hold its big year end show, UFC 108, on January 2, 2010 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has tentatively approved a Jan. 2 UFC fight date at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The event presumably would be UFC 108.
The reason for the proposed date has to due with the calendar and holiday scheduling. If the UFC were to hold the year end show on the last week of December, the fights would take place on December 26, with weigh-ins taking place on Christmas Day, which most fighters were less then enthusiast about.