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.

Latest MMA News

video

Legacy Fighting Alliance 19 Results: Ciro Rodrigues KOs David Michaud

When you are competing on the regional MMA circuit, knocking out a veteran of the sport is a great way to get noticed. Ciro Rodrigues...
video

‘Mighty Mouse’ Downs Kyoji Horiguchi in This UFC 215 Free Fight

Demetrious Johnson earned one of his 10 successful UFC flyweight title defenses back at UFC 186 when he defeated Kyoji Horiguchi. As a way to...
video

Flash Back: Conor McGregor Becomes Cage Warriors Double-Champion

Back in 2012, Conor McGregor was a long way from his "Mystic Mac" persona. But that didn't mean he wasn't cashing checks and claiming titles. McGregor...
video

UFC Fight Night: Norfolk Grabs Heavyweights Andrei Arlovski, Junior Albini

Junior Albini will look to keep Andrei Arlovski on the longest losing streak of his career this November when the two heavyweights meets at...
Junior dos Santos

Junior dos Santos’ Manager Denies PED Use in Statement

Junior dos Santos' manager has spoken out over the fighter's potential anti-doping violation. Earlier tonight (Aug. 18), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) revealed that dos...