UFC’s Amanda Ribas receives two-year suspension from USADA

It looks like the UFC debut of Amanda Ribas will have to wait until 2019.

24-year-old Brazilian strawweight prospect Amanda Ribas (6-1) was scheduled to make her UFC debut opposite Juliana Lima at the TUF 25 Finale show in July— a failed out-of-competition drug test resulted in Ribas being pulled from the bout.

Now, as of Wednesday, USADA has handed Ribas the maximum suspension for a first-time offender of two-years for the banned substance “ostarine.”

Per USADA’s official statement, “Ostarine, also known as MK-2866 and Enobosarm, is a non-approved selective androgen receptor modulator (SARM) that is illegally sold in the United States and Worldwide as a performance-enhancing substance.”

The release continued, “Ostarine is not currently available as a prescription in any country, and it’s unauthorized use may carry serious side effects.”

The two-year suspension is issued from Ribas’ failed test date– she will be eligible to compete on June 7, 2019.

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