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Vancouver Athletic Commission Requests Assistance for UFC 131 Drug Testing

Written by Tom Ngo
June 7th, 2011
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UFC President Dana White

According to the Vancouver Athletic Commission, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport will handle all drug screening procedures for Saturday’s “UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin” event inside the Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

The CCES has worked closely with the World Anti-Doping Agency since 1995 to promote a clean sports environment in Canada.

Their sample collection process will adhere to WADA’s International Standard for Testing, in respect of in-competition testing. After the athletes’ samples are gathered, the CCES will coordinate secure delivery to the WADA’s accredited laboratory in Laval, Quebec.

The Octagon made its long-awaited debut in Vancouver last June. No drug test results were announced from that show.

UFC 131 features a heavyweight top contender scrap between Junior dos Santos and Shane Carwin.

Here is the card’s complete roster:

Preliminary Bouts:

(Facebook 5:50PM ET/2:50PM PT)

Darren Elkins vs. Michihiro Omigawa
Aaron Rosa vs. Joey Beltran
Dustin Poirier vs. Jason Young
Nick Ring vs. James Head
Krzysztof Soszynski vs. Mike Massenzio

(Spike TV 8PM ET/5PM PT)

Chris Weidman vs. Jesse Bongfeldt
Sam Stout vs. Yves Edwards

Main Bouts:

(Pay-Per-View 9PM ET/6PM PT)

Donald Cerrone vs. Vagner Rocha
Demian Maia vs. Mark Munoz
Jon Olav Einemo vs. Dave Herman
Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes
Shane Carwin vs. Junior dos Santos

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