UFC Newcomer Carlos Felipe Accepts 2-Year Suspension for Positive Steroid Test

By Tristen Critchfield Oct 20, 2017
Carlos Felipe’s Ultimate Fighting Championship debut has been put on hold, as the Brazilian heavyweight accepted a two-year suspension for a positive steroid test.

USADA announced Friday that Felipe tested positive for the anabolic agents stanozolol metabolites, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol in an out-of-competition urine test administered on July 29. Felipe’s sanction is retroactive to Sept. 19, meaning he will not be eligible to return to active competition until September 2019.

Felipe had been scheduled to make his first Octagon foray against Christian Colombo at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo on Oct. 28 but was removed from the card following his positive test.

The 22-year-old Felipe is 8-0 as a professional, with six of his triumphs coming via knockout or technical knockout. He last competed on May 20, when he scored a first-round stoppage of Francisco Sandro da Silva Bezerra at Qualify Combat 2 “In Search of Glory.”

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