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Bellator 173 out-of-competition drug tests come back negative, Brett McDermott suspended 60 days

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary and Chris Fields submitted out-of-competition drug tests in January for their scheduled bout at last week’s Bellator 173 and their drug tests came back negative for banned substances.

Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations Director Mike Mazzulli confirmed the results of the out-of-competition drug tests to The MMA Report on Thursday. Along with confirming that the drug test results came back negative, Mazzulli told The MMA Report that Brett McDermott received a medical suspension of 60 days (laceration and concussion) and Shay Walsh was handed a 45 day medical suspension (laceration).

Bellator 173 was the third event for the promotion in 2017 and the fourth Bellator fight card of 2017 will take place tomorrow night from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event will be headlined by the inaugural women’s featherweight title fight as Marloes Coenen meets Julia Budd and the co-main event will be a middleweight bout as Mike Rhodes makes his promotional debut against Kendall Grove.