A re-scheduled matchup featuring alumni from “The Ultimate Fighter” 7 is a late addition for next Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 14 card at the Pearl at the Palms in Las Vegas, according to a report by MMAjunkie.com.
Middleweights Tim Credeur and Cale Yarbrough had been slated to fight on the undercard of last month’s live season finale of TUF. However, the bout was canceled by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after Credeur tested positive for Adderall.
Credeur was not fined or suspended because he informed the commission ahead of time that he was taking the medication to treat ADD on a prescription basis.
According to reports, he stopped taking the medication several days before the fight believing that it would be out of his system in time. However, he was unable to pass a pre-fight screening and NSAC was forced to act. Under the rules of most states where MMA is regulated, a prescription still doesn’t allow a fighter to have a substance in his system that’s on the commission’s banned list.
Junkie is quoting Credeur as indicating that he’s already passed a preliminary drug screening and has gotten clearance from NSAC to accept the bout.
UFN 14 is scheduled to be headlined by the light heavyweight debut of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, who will be taking on James “Sandman” Irvin. Bouts featuring Brandon Vera in his UFC light heavyweight debut against former IFL heavyweight Reese Andy and Frankie Edgar taking on the returning Hermes Franca are slated as well.
The currently scheduled lineup for the card is as follows:
Main Card (Spike TV starting at 9 p.m. ET) –
- Anderson Silva vs. James Irvin
- Brandon Vera vs. Reese Andy
- Hermes Franca vs. Frankie Edgar
- Cain Velasquez vs. Jake O’Brien
- Anthony Johnson vs. Kevin Burns
- Jesse Taylor vs. C.B. Dollaway
Non-Televised Undercard –
- Tim Credeur vs. Cale Yarbrough
- Rory Markham vs. Brodie Farber
- Nate Loughran vs. Johnny Rees
- Brad Blackburn vs. James Giboo
- Dale Hartt vs. Shannon Gugerty