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UFC heavyweight draws two-year suspension from USADA

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to make some changes to its upcoming UFC Fight Night 119 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, taking place Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

That’s because Brazilian heavyweight Carlos Felipe was flagged by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for metabolites 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol from an out-of-competition drug test back in July.

The result is an uncontested two-year suspension from combat sports, retroactive to Sept. 19. His former opponent, Christian Colombo, will be rebooked for a future card.

UFC Fight Night 119 will be headlined by the return of former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as he battles venerable 185-pound bruiser Derek Brunson. In the welterweight co-main event, Colby Covington tries to raise his stock against veteran grappler Demian Maia.

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