Pat Healy Tests Positive for Marijuana; Fight with Jim Miller Overturned to a No Contest

Pat Healy

Pat Healy

  • 29-16 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Maximo Blanco, Caros Fodor, Mizuto Hirota

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The biggest victory in Pat Healy’s career has been taken away after testing positive for marijuana in the post-UFC 159 drug screening. Healy submitted Jim Miller in the third round, in a fight that earned him “Fight of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” bonuses. Now, the win has been overturned to a no-contest and he must forfeit the $130,000 in bonus money. Healy has also been suspended 90-days by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

Bryan Caraway now receives the $65k “Submission of the Night” bonus for UFC 159.

 

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UFC 159 Quick Results

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Main Card:

  • Jon Jones def. Chael Sonnen via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:33
  • Michael Bisping def. Alan Belcher via Technical Decision
  • Roy Nelson def. Cheick Kongo via KO (Punch) – Round 1, 2:03
  • Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes via Unanimous Decision
  • Pat Healy def. Jim Miller via Rear Naked Choke – Round 3, 4:02

Preliminary Card:

  • Rustam Khabilov def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (Thumb Injury) – Round 1, 2:32
  • Ovince St. Preux def. Gian Villante via Majority Technical Decision
  • Sara McMann def. Sheila Gaff via TKO (Strikes) – Round 1, 4:06
  • Bryan Caraway def. Johnny Bedford via Guillotine Choke – Round 3, 4:44
  • Cody McKenzie def. Leonard Garcia via Unanimous Decision
  • Steven Siler def. Kurt Holobaugh via Unanimous Decision

Erik Perez Out; Johnny Bedford vs Bryan Caraway Scheduled for UFC 159

Johnny Bedford

Johnny Bedford

  • 19-9-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Pineda, Marcos Vinicius, Louis Gaudinot

Bryan Caraway

 

Bryan Caraway

  • 17-6 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Dustin Neace, Mitch Gagnon

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Johnny Bedford earned his second knockout victory in as many fights in the UFC, with a second round stoppage of Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius at the TUF 16 Finale. In his debut, Bedford dominated Louis Gaudinot for nearly 12-minutes, until earning the mercy TKO victory in the final frame.

Last time out, Bryan Caraway was on the losing end of a razor thin split decision to Takeya Mizugaki at UFC on Fuel TV 8. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak, which included two submission victories over Dustin Neace and Mitch Gagnon in his first two fights in the UFC.

Jim Hettes Out; Steven Siler vs Kurt Holobaugh Added to UFC 159

Steven Siler

Steven Siler

  • 21-10 MMA / 3-1 UFC Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Josh Clopton, Cole Miller, Joey Gambino

Kurt Holobaugh

 

Kurt Holobaugh

  • 9-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • Won 9 of Last 10 Fights
  • Notable Wins: JC Pennington

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Steven Siler has been one of the more surprising success stories from the 14th season of the Ultimate Fighter, winning his first three fights in the octagon, including a dominant unanimous decision victory over Cole Miller at UFC on FX 2. His win streak came to an end at UFC 154, losing a unanimous decision to Darren Elkins.

Filling in as a late replacement for injured Gilbert Melendez, Kurt Holobaugh impressed a lot of people in his unanimous decision loss to Pat Healy at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs Saffiedine. The loss to Healy, snapped a nine-fight win streak to begin his career, which included eight victories by stoppages (6 submission, 2 TKO).

Johnny Bedford vs Erik Perez Targeted for UFC 159

Johnny Bedford

 

Johnny Bedford

  • 19-9-1 MMA / 2-0 UFC Record
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Daniel Pineda, Marcos Vinicius, Louis Gaudinot

Erik Perez

 

Erik Perez

  • 13-4 MMA / 3-0 UFC Record
  • 8 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Byron Bloodworth, John Albert, Ken Stone

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Johnny Bedford earned his second knockout victory in as many fights in the UFC, with a second round stoppage of Marcos ‘Vina’ Vinicius at the TUF 16 Finale. In his debut, Bedford dominated Louis Gaudinot for nearly 12-minutes, until earning the mercy TKO victory in the final frame.

Erik Perez has made a name for himself quickly in the UFC, earning three straight first round stoppage victories to begin his career in the promotion. He debuted in June of last year, submitting John Albert in the opening round with an armbar. Perez has since earned back-to-back knockout victories over Ken Stone and Byron Bloodworth.

Leonard Garcia vs Cody McKenzie Booked for UFC 159

Leonard Garcia

 

Leonard Garcia

  • 15-10-1 MMA / 2-6 UFC Record
  • 4 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: Hiroyuki Takaya, Jens Pulver

Cody McKenzie

  • 13-3 MMA / 2-3 UFC Record
  • Lost 3 of Last 4 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Aaron Wilkinson, Marcus LeVesseur

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Despite losing his last four fights inside the UFC, Leonard Garcia’s “kill or be killed” style of fighting has earned him another chance to earn his first victory since December of 2010. Garcia has made a career of winning split decisions that he didn’t deserve to win, but it was the other way around at UFC 155, when up-and-comer Max Holloway got the nod in a fight many believe Garcia deserved to win.

Cody McKenzie dropped to the featherweight after a 2-2 stint in the UFC 155-pound division. In his 145-pound debut, he met on the division’s elite fighters in Chad Mendes and was knocked out by a body punch just 31 seconds into the first round. Twelve of McKenzie’s thirteen career victories have come by way of his modified guillotine choke.

Sara McMann vs Sheila Gaff Set for UFC 159

Sara McMann

 

Sara McMann

  • 6-0 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Hitomi Akano, Shayna Baszler

Sheila Gaff

 

Sheila Gaff

  • 10-4-1 MMA / UFC Debut
  • 3 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Aisling Daly, Jennifer Maia

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UFC 159

April 27th, 2013

Newark, New Jersey

Prudential Center

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Olympic silver medalist, Sara McMann is widely considered one of the top prospects in all of women’s MMA. She’s a perfect 6-0 to begin her career, but not without the help of a controversial decision win over Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 2.

German product, Sheila Gaff is currently on a three-fight win streak, with all three victories coming by way of knockout. Most recently, Gaff defeated Jennifer Maia in just 10-seconds into the opening round at Cage Warriors FC: Fight Night 4.