ByJim Edwards, writer at
MMA story chaser from the UK
Jim Edwards

The latest update for UFC's USADA Anti-Doping Program database was released yesterday and it shows some interesting data for the fighters competing on this weekend's UFC 210 fight card.

Full credit goes to @Dimspace who collected the data and created the following tables.

Credit: @Dimspace
Credit: @Dimspace

Out of all the fighters on the card, both sides of this Saturday's headliner, Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson, have provided the most samples since July 2015. Cormier has provided 17 samples, while Johnson has provided just two less with 15.

Social media has been rife with comments following pictures of Chris Weidman's new physique, but he's the joint second most tested fighter on the card having also provided 15 samples since testing began on July 1, 2015.

The biggest discrepancy in number of samples provided for two fighters competing at lies in the welterweight bout between Thiago Alves and Patrick Cote. The Brazilian has provided 14 samples while the Canadian Cote has only provided 6.

Also worth noting are the three fighters on the card who have only been tested once. Cynthia Calvillo, Desmond Green and Magomed Bibulatov have provided only a seldom sample prior to fight night.

The fighter who has gone longest without testing this weekend is Irene Aldana who has not provided a sample for 8.3 weeks. Aldana will face Katlyn Chookagian who has not only been tested three more times, but who has also been tested more recently just over a month ago.

Outside of UFC 210, the latest USADA update includes the sample data for fighters who have just competed on the UFC Fight Night London card, and also the fighters due to go toe-to-toe on the upcoming UFC Fight Night Nashville, UFC 211 and UFC 212 fight cards.

Credit: @Dimspace
Credit: @Dimspace

The other big name to be tested this week is Georges St-Pierre who is expected to face Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title this summer.


Latest from our Creators