Evening News and Notes - July 11, 2008


Tim Credeur throws a left hand at C.B. Dollaway during the tapings for “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest”. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Tim Credeur and Cale Yarbrough, both among the newest alumni of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show, will attempt to meet once again in a welterweight bout that has been added to next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 14 card in Las Vegas.

While the UFC has yet to officially confirm the bout, Credeur himself has informed our friends at MMA Junkie that he has passed a preliminary drug test that will allow his previously scheduled bout against Yarbrough to take place at the event. The two were originally slated to meet at June 21’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Rampage vs. Team Forrest Finale” but the fight was scrapped, literally at the last minute, due to a positive test for Adderall on Credeur’s part.

The skilled grappler owns a prescription for the drug to treat a former of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. He voluntarily informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission of his prescription five days before the bout but was unfortunately unable to completely flush the drug out of system in time. He did not face any disciplinary action other than the fight being cancelled.

Fighters Test Clean Following UFC 86

The NSAC also announced today that all fighters tested following the conclusion of last weekend’s UFC 86: Jackson vs. Griffin event came back negative for both drugs of abuse and performance enhancing substances. The organization has yet to have a fighter test positive for any kind of banned substance this year.

The commission randomly selected six fighters to participate in post-fight drug testing following the event: Melvin Guillard, Justin Buchholtz, Cole Miller, Gabriel Gonzaga, Joe Stevenson and Patrick Cote. Newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin and his opponent, former title holder Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, were both required to undergo testing per state regulations.

Cage Rage 27: Step Up Weigh-In Results

The official weigh-in results for tomorrow afternoon’s Cage Rage 27: Step Up event are below. All fighters successfully made weight. The show features a main event between longtime veteran Phil Baroni, who will be dropping down to the welterweight division for the first time in his career, and fellow heavy-hitter Scott Jansen, winner of his last two fights.

Phil Baroni (169 lbs) vs. Scott Janson (169 lbs)
Robert Berry (242 lbs) vs. Neil Grove (277 lbs)
Mustapha Al Turk (244 lbs) vs. James McSweeney (222 lbs)
Christian Binda (138 lbs) vs. Brad Pickett (145 lbs)
Ashleigh Grimshaw (145 lbs) vs. Robbie Olivier (145 lbs)
Tom Watson (184 lbs) vs. John Philips (184 lbs)
Aisling Daly (125 lbs) vs. Eva Liskova (122 lbs)
Umidjon Mavlyanov (154 lbs) vs. Jody Cottham (154 lbs)
Mark Brown (169 lbs) vs. Wesley Johnson (161 lbs)
Stav Economou (277 lbs) vs. Piotr Kusmierz (248 lbs)
James Elson (183 lbs) vs. Dave van Gasse (185 lbs)
Jason Young (154 lbs) vs. Francis Heagney (154 lbs)

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