Leben Ends Suspension at UFC 102

Written by Tom Ngo
April 6th, 2009


It is being reported that UFC middleweight Chris Leben will make his return to the Octagon against Jake Roshol at UFC 102. Leben has been serving a nine-month drug suspension after his positive test last October.

MMAjunkie.com confirmed with sources close to both competitors that verbal agreements have been made and bout contracts should be signed shortly.

UFC 102 jumps off on August 29th and it is believed that Portland, Oregon will play host to their first-ever UFC promotion. The event is Rumored to be headlined by two former heavyweight champs, Randy Coutue and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Even though he lost to Michael Bisping at UFC 89 , Leben looked solid throughout the bout, and was mature and professional before and after. It appeared as though the the volatile fighter had finally turned the corner and stabilized his life and career.

Unfortunately there’s this minor little detail that requires him to pee in a cup, and Leben was exposed for his illegal use of the steroid Stanozolol.

Rosholt is a WEC fallout that will be looking to redeem himself after his five-fight winning streak was put to rest in a mere 63 seconds. Dan Miller caught Rosholt in a sick guillotine choke in their UFC Fight Night 17 bout in February.

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