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Marcos Rogerio de Lima Out Of UFC Fight Night 115 Due To Possible Anti-Doping Violation

August 12, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Marcos Rogerio de Lima

MMA Junkie reports that Marcos Rogerio de Lima is out of his fight at UFC Fight Night 115 due to a potential anti-doping violation found by the US Anti-Doping Agency. This is from an out-of-competition sample taken on August 1. The suspension is only provisional for now. He was set to fight fellow light heavyweight Saparbek Safrarov on September 2 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The UFC said in a statement: “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Marcos Rogerio de Lima of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 1, 2017. Marcos was scheduled to compete at UFC Fight Night: Struve vs. Volkov in Rotterdam, Netherlands on September 2, 2017. USADA has provisionally suspended Rogerio de Lima based on the potential anti-doping violation. Given the provisional suspension and the proximity of the Rotterdam event, Rogerio de Lima has been removed from the card and UFC is currently seeking a replacement.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Rogerio de Lima. Under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Here’s the card so far:

Stefan Struve vs. Alexander Volkov
Germaine de Randamie vs. Marion Reneau
Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Rob Wilkinson
Bryan Barberena vs. Leon Edwards
Darren Till vs. Bojan Velickovic
Felipe Silva vs. Mairbek Taisumov
Islam Makhachev vs. Michel Prazeres
Desmond Green vs. Rustam Khabilov
Francimar Barroso vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Nick Hein vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Abdul-Kerim Edilov vs. Bojan Mihajlovic