Amanda Ribas Pulled From TUF 25 Finale Following USADA Flag

Amanda Ribas
Image via Amanda Ribas' Twitter account

Amanda Ribas will no longer be competing on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 25 Finale.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have informed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) of Ribas’ potential drug violation. As a result, she has been pulled from the card and a replacement search is underway.

The UFC provided a statement, which you can see below:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Amanda Ribas of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on June 7, 2017. Ribas was scheduled to compete at the Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas on July 7, 2017. Because of her potential anti-doping violation and the proximity to that event, Ribas has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.”

Ribas was originally scheduled to take on Juliana Lima on the UFC Fight Pass preliminary portion of the event.