The 12 UFC fighters tested most by USADA in 2022
The UFC’s partnership with the United States Anti-Doping Agency is nearing its eighth year.
In 2022, USADA tested a total of 755 mixed martial artists a combined 4,183 times. While many athletes were randomly tested less than 10 times, some were tested two dozen – and some others, even more. The totals represented 76 fewer tests and 11 more athletes than in 2021.
With testing data available on USADA’s official website, here are the 12 fighters who were tested the most from Jan. 1 to Dec. 29, 2022.
Note: There may have been additional data from Dec. 30 and Dec. 31 that has not yet been updated in the USADA database.
Henry Cejudo, Israel Adesanya, Amanda Lemos, Roman Dolidze – 13
Jorge Masvidal, Rose Namajunas, Misha Cirkunov – 14
Kamaru Usman – 15
Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Kamaru Usman (red gloves) before the fight against Leon Edwards (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Neil Magny – 16
Mar 26, 2022; Columbus, Ohio, UNITED STATES; Neil Magny (red gloves) reacts after defeating Max Griffin (blue gloves) during UFC Fight Night at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Manel Kape (Manuel Gomes) – 17
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 13: (R-L) Manel Kape of Angola punches Matheus Nicolau of Brazil in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 13, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Paulo Costa – 20
Aug 20, 2022; Salt Lake City, Utah, USA; Paulo Costa (red gloves) reacts after defeating Luke Rockhold (blue gloves) during UFC 278 at Vivint Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY Sports
Jiri Prochazka – 64
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – JUNE 12: Jiri Prochazka of Czech Republic submits Glover Teixeira of Brazil in the UFC light heavyweight championship fight at Singapore Indoor Stadium on June 12, 2022 in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images)