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. The possible violation stems from a sample collected June 7.
“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.