Bellator 196 drug test results come back clean

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Bellator 196 took place earlier this month in Budapest, Hungary and the in-competition drug test results for headliners Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta have came back clean.

Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations Director and Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports President Mike Mazzulli confirmed the in-competition drug test results to The MMA ReportĀ on Wednesday after they were requested.

At Bellator 196, Henderson defeated Huerta by submission in the second round and the stoppage victory marked Henderson’s first submission win since 2015 when he defeated Brandon Thatch in the UFC. Overall, this is the eleventh submission victory for Henderson and it was clearly the best performance by Henderson in the Bellator cage.

In other Bellator drug testing news, Mazzulli confirmed to me that Mirko Cro Cop’s out-of-competition drug test for next month’s Bellator 200 came in this week and the result was clean. Cro Cop joins Roy Nelson, Gegard Mousasi, Michael Page, David Rickels, and Phil Davis that have submitted an out-of-competition drug test to the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations, who will be regulating Bellator 200 in London and all of those results have come back clean.