Ashlee Evans-Smith Given 14-Month USADA Suspension For Positive Steroid Test

Eight-fight UFC vet Ashlee Evans-Smith has been handed a lengthy 14-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after recent tests found prohibited substances in her system. Evans-Smith tested positive for "an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin" in tests collected by USADA on January 3rd and 27th, per a release issued Monday. The normal USADA … Continue reading Ashlee Evans-Smith Given 14-Month USADA Suspension For Positive Steroid Test

Manel Kape Pulled From April 23rd Fight Against Sumudaerji

Manel Kape won't be competing this weekend. The former RIZIN Bantamweight Champion has been withdrawn from his fight against Sumudaerji, per an announcement made Thursday. The fight was scheduled for April 23rd at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Kape claims that his withdrawal from the card is due to a drug test … Continue reading Manel Kape Pulled From April 23rd Fight Against Sumudaerji

Zviad Lazishvili Given 10-Month USADA Suspension

UFC bantamweight Zviad Lazishvili has been handed a 10-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Lazishvili is being given the suspension due to an October 2021 drug test that showed prohibited substance clomiphene in his system. Lazishvili joined the UFC roster last year, losing his debut in October 2021 against Jonathan Martinez. Per a press … Continue reading Zviad Lazishvili Given 10-Month USADA Suspension

Former UFC Fighter Ryan Benoit Handed 10-Month USADA Suspension

Former UFC flyweight Ryan Benoit has received another sanction. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Monday that Benoit was handed a 10-month suspension due to a drug test in late July that detected sleep apnea medication modafinil. The suspension, which rules Benoit out of any competition if he re-joins the UFC roster, is set to expire … Continue reading Former UFC Fighter Ryan Benoit Handed 10-Month USADA Suspension

UFC Flyweight Rogerio Bontorin Handed Three-Month USADA Suspension

Rogerio Bontorin has been given a three-month U.S. Anti-Doping Agency sanction following a long appeal process that greatly shortened his sentence. Bontorin tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide as part of an out-of-competition test in early May, per a press release sent out by USADA on Wednesday. Bontorin's suspension, which could have been up to two years, … Continue reading UFC Flyweight Rogerio Bontorin Handed Three-Month USADA Suspension

USADA Hands Liliya Shakirova Two-Year Suspension For Meldonium

UFC rookie Liliya Shakirova has been slapped with a two-year suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. A recent announcement by the program stated that Shakirova tested positive for meldonium, which "is a non-Specified Substance in the category of Hormone and Metabolic Modulators" that is prohibited under the system. Shakirova's suspension started on December 5th, 2020, … Continue reading USADA Hands Liliya Shakirova Two-Year Suspension For Meldonium

UFC Fighter Rogerio Bontorin In Appeal Process For USADA Violation

A recent report from Marcelo Barone of Combate has revealed that UFC fighter Rogerio Bontorin is in the mediation process for a drug test collected by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency last year that found a violation of their policy. Bontorin reportedly tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic that is not allowed under USADA's testing rules. … Continue reading UFC Fighter Rogerio Bontorin In Appeal Process For USADA Violation

UFC Middleweight Oskar Piechota Given 22-Month USADA Suspension

UFC fighter Oskar Piechota has been given a 22-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency due to a test collected in the fall. Piechota tested positive for GHRP-2 (growth hormone releasing peptide 2), which is not allowed under the current policy in place. The suspension began on September 25th last year, per an announcement made … Continue reading UFC Middleweight Oskar Piechota Given 22-Month USADA Suspension

Abu Azaitar Given Seven-Month USADA Suspension

UFC fighter Abu Azaitar was given a seven-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Monday due to a positive test for tamoxifen. The suspension took effect on August 25th of 2020. The suspension for Azaitar was a reduced version than the amount of sanctions that USADA were eligible to place. The reduced sentence was … Continue reading Abu Azaitar Given Seven-Month USADA Suspension

Raquel Pennington Given Six-Month USADA Suspension Following Self-Report

UFC fighter Raquel Pennington has been given a six-month suspension by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after self-reporting the use of two banned substances. USADA announced the suspension on Thursday. Pennington's suspension comes after the use of 7-keto-DHEO and AOD-9064. Per USADA's statement, Pennington took the substances after being prescribed them "by a doctor help treat … Continue reading Raquel Pennington Given Six-Month USADA Suspension Following Self-Report