UFC bantamweight Melissa Gatto has been suspended twelve months for a violation of U.S Anti-Doping Agency policy.
Gatto ran afoul of regulators by flunking an out-of-opponents drug take a look at administered on June 5, and USADA announced the punishment on Thursday.
The Brazilian competitor tested obvious for furosemide, a banned diuretic.
“Gatto Regonha, 23, tested obvious for furosemide as the stop results of an out-of-opponents urine pattern she supplied on June 5, 2019,” USADA mentioned. “Furosemide is a Specified Substance within the class of Diuretics and Covering Brokers and prohibited at all instances below the UFC Anti-Doping Coverage, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited Checklist.
“Gatto Regonha’s one-year length of ineligibility began on June 5, 2019, the date her obvious pattern became composed. Regonha’s obvious take a look at also falls below the jurisdiction of the Nevada Remark [sic] Athletic Fee, which has imposed a sanction in accordance with its strategies.”
Gatto (6-0-2), who fights out of Sao Paulo, has yet to compete within the UFC. She had been slated to fight Julia Avila at UFC 239. Gatto became pulled from the card when she became informed of the doable violation, then she publicly disclosed the reason of her withdrawal.
She’ll be eligible to re-apply for her license on June 5, which is twelve months to the day of her failed drug take a look at.
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