Independent Arbitrator Imposes Four-Year Sanction on UFC Athlete Francisco Rivera for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

January 19, 2018 USADA announced today that an independent arbitrator has rendered a decision in the case of UFC® athlete Francisco Rivera, of Bueno Park, Calif., and determined that Rivera should receive a four-year period of ineligibility for his anti-doping policy violations. This decision comes after the facts of the case were presented and fully…

UFC Athlete Jessica Penne Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

January 5, 2018 USADA and the Tennessee Athletic Commission announced today that UFC® athlete Jessica Penne, of Chula Vista, Calif., has accepted an 18-month sanction for an anti-doping policy violation after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Penne, 34, tested positive for the presence of an anabolic androgenic steroid of exogenous origin following an out-of-competition…

UFC Athlete Carlos Felipe Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

October 20, 2017 USADA announced today that UFC® athlete Carlos Felipe Cabral de Almeida, known professionally as Carlos Felipe, of Feira de Santana, Brazil, has accepted a two-year sanction after testing positive for a prohibited substance. Felipe, 22, tested positive for stanozolol metabolites, 16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on July 29,…

UFC Athlete, Nick Roehrick, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

September 21, 2017 USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Nick Roehrick, of Denver, Colo., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted the maximum one-year sanction for his anti-doping policy violation. Roehrick, 30, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on August 8, 2017. Clomiphene is a…

UFC Athlete, Guido Cannetti, Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Policy Violation

August 18, 2017 USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, Guido Cannetti, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, accepted a 10-month sanction after testing positive for multiple prohibited substances from a contaminated supplement. Cannetti, 37, tested positive for ostarine, the stanozolol metabolites 16β-hydroxystanozolol and 4β-hydroxystanozolol, as well as hydrochlorothiazide and chlorothiazide, following an out-of-competition test conducted on October…

UFC Athlete, George Sullivan, Accepts Sanction for Second Anti-Doping Policy Violation

June 20, 2017 USADA announced today that UFC® athlete, George Sullivan, of Toms River, N.J., has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a one-year sanction for his second anti-doping policy violation. Sullivan, 36, tested positive for clomiphene and its metabolite, 4-hydroxyclomiphene, following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on January 14, 2017. Clomiphene is…