The UFC’s International Fight Week slate is down a fight.
Amanda Ribas, a new strawweight signee, was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and removed from her fight with Juliana Lima at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale on July 7 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced Thursday.
“Because of her potential anti-doping violation and the proximity to that event, Ribas has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement,” the UFC’s statement read.
USADA will work with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC), which also has jurisdiction over the event, on the doping case, per the release.
Ribas (6-1) competed last month, a second-round TKO victory over Jennifer Gonzalez Araneda under the Max Fight banner in her native Brazil.
It’s unclear if the UFC will seek a replacement for Lima.
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