Former M-1 Flyweight Champion Oleksandr Doskalchuk was given a 14-month suspension by the United States Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday. While the UFC fighter has not debuted yet, a drug test he had taken on June 6th was flagged, causing the suspension.
The urine sample collected in June found mesterolone, per a statement released by USADA.
“Mesterolone is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and UFC Prohibited List,” said the USADA.
It was mentioned that Doskalchuk had his sentence shortened due to cooperation with USADA. After Doskalchuk showed the testing body proof “that a physician incorrectly prescribed him a prohibited medication containing mesterolone,” they considered his level of fault as “diminished.”
Doskalchuk will be eligible to compete again in early August of 2021.
Doskalchuk was set to debut last July, being matched against Tagir Ulanbekov for a UFC “Fight Night.” After Ulanbekov withdrew from the fight, he was scheduled to face Canadian newcomer Malcolm Gordon. That fight fell through after Doskalchuk pulled out.
Doskalchuk’s MMA career is 12 fight deep, 10 of which have been victories. He was set to enter the UFC on a seven-fight winning streak last July.