The Nevada State Athletic Commission had Palhares go through a prefight exam for steroids and diuretics. As a result, Palhares has now been approved for a license for the title bout.
Speaking on the issue, WSOF President Ray Sefo stated: "Dealing with Rousimar and his team and has been an absolute pleasure. We knew from talking to Rousimar and his trainers that we had nothing to concern ourselves with, but we applaud the NSAC for their continued focus on keeping our sport clean, and now we're looking forward to hosting an incredible championship fight."
WSOF 9 is set for Saturday, March 29 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card will be broadcast live on the NBC Sports Network.