Ronda Rousey tops list of USADA Drug-Tested Fighters


The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have just released their initial list of UFC fighters tested under the new drug testing policy that took effect last July.

Topping the list for the most testing is women’s undefeated bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (12-0), who is no stranger to Olympic-style testing and has already received 5 tests to date. The vast majority seem to stem from her last title defense at UFC 190, as Bethe Correia has also been listed to have been tested 4 times.

Rousey’s rival in Cris Cyborg, who took to social media that she received a random blood test last Wednesday, is listed to have received 2 tests thus far. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor have also undergone two testing sessions.

‘Rowdy’ will next enter the Octagon at UFC 193 in which she’ll defend her title for the thirteenth consecutive time against Holly Holm (9-0). The sell-out PPV takes place on 14th November at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

The USADA have listed the number of times each UFC fighter has taken a test, but fails to address the detailing and circumstances of such. There is no mention of passes or fails, nor do they differentiate which were done in- or out-of-competition. They cited a total of 81 tests handed out so far, and here’s the breakdown of the entire list.

Tested 5 Times: Ronda Rousey

Tested 4 Times: Thiago Alves, Bethe Correia, Antonio Silva

Tested 3 Times: Anthony Johnson, Jimi Manuwa

Tested 2 Times: Jose Aldo, Andrei Arlovski, Daniel Cormier, Todd Duffee, Cezar Ferreira, Claudia Gadelha, Alexander Gustafsson, Hayder Hassan, Michael Johnson, Cristiane Justino, Conor McGregor, Frank Mir, Dustin Poirier, Kamaru Usman

Tested 1 Time: Corey Anderson, Ryan Bader, Josh Barnett, Vitor Belfort, Jan Blachowicz, Tom Breese, Chico Camus, Alex Chambers, John Dodson, Rashad Evans, Paul Felder, Uriah Hall, Dan Henderson, Johny Hendricks, Max Holloway, Kyoji Horiguchi, Demetrious Johnson, Chad Laprise, Neil Magny, Takeya Mizugaki, Gegard Mousasi, Roy Nelson, Ross Pearson, George Roop, Erick Silva, Tony Sims, Tecia Torres, Francisco Trinaldo, Paige VanZant, Tyron Woodley

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