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Brazilian heavyweight flagged by USADA, removed from UFC debut bout

A Brazilian heavyweight is already in trouble with USADA before he even got to enter the UFC Octagon.

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Heavyweight prospect Carlos Felipe’s UFC career is off to a troubling start. Before the Brazilian even got a chance to step inside the Octagon, he is already facing a likely suspension from USADA.

As the UFC announced, Felipe has been flagged by USADA based on an out of competition drug test on July 29. He has since been removed from his planned UFC debut against Christian Colombo this October, and officials are currently looking for a replacement.

Like always, there will be due process and sometime still before any sanctions are imposed.

The 22-year-old is currently 8-0 as a professional, and has fought at both light heavyweight and heavyweight in his 3-year career. All of his bouts have been in Brazil, and he was initially scheduled to make his debut at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Sao Paulo on October 28.

The card will be headlined by Derek Brunson vs Lyoto Machida.

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