Brazilian UFC bantamweight Amanda Lemos is the latest example of a once sparkling MMA career tarnished by a performance enhancement violation.
The 6-1-1 bantamweight fighter has been suspended for two years for testing positive for stanozolol, an anabolic steroid that has become a common finding among athletes who fail drug tests.
“Amandinha” has put together a winning MMA career in regional action in Brazil before she was signed by the UFC. Her only fight for the promotion resulted in a second round TKO at the hands of Leslie “Peacemaker” Smith.
Lemos has accepted the suspension, which is retroactive to the date of the out-of-competition test on November 8 of last year, making her ineligible to fight again until November 2019.
With this suspension, she becomes the 12th UFC athlete this year to receive a USADA suspension.