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Brazilian lightweight fails USADA drug test, removed from UFC Fight Night 88

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More news on the USADA front, as a lightweight matchup between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Abel Trujillo has been scrapped following a flagged test for Ferreira.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The USADA era of the UFC claims another victim. This time around, the fighter on the wrong end of the drug testing spectrum is Brazilian lightweight fighter Carlos Diego Ferreira. Ferreira was scheduled to face Abel Trujillo at UFC Vegas: Almeida vs. Garbrandt, but has been flagged for "a potential anti-doping policy violation," as the result of a recent out-of-competition drug test. The UFC made the news public via press release

As such, Ferreira has been removed from the card. A new opponent is being sought for Abel Trujillo.

The 31-year old fighter training out of Houston, Texas was coming off a reasonably high profile win over TUF finalist Olivier Aubin-Mercier just this January at UFC on Fox 18. He becomes the 12th UFC athlete in 2016 to be given some form of suspension stemming from a potential violation of USADA anti-doping policy.

So far, the list includes:

Viscardi Andrade
Diego Brandao
Mirko CroCop
Abdul-Kerim Edilov
Carlos Diego Ferreira
Lyoto Machida
Islam Makhachev
Tim Means
Frank Mir
Felipe Olivieri
Yoel Romero
Gleison Tibau