Thursday, December 9, 2021

Another UFC Fight Night 85 Fighter Tests Positive

Viscardi Andrade has been notified that a drug test given to the USADA ahead of his bout with Richard Walsh at UFC Fight Night 85: Mir vs. Hunt last month has tested positive.

Andrade provided the sample to a WADA accredited laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil a few weeks prior to his win over Walsh in Australia.

The Brazilian is 19-6 in his career and 3-1 in the UFC, with two of his victories coming via decision.

Below is the complete press release from the UFC:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Viscardi Andrade of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on March 7, 2016. The sample was collected from Andrade in Brazil and analyzed at the WADA accredited laboratory in Rio de Janeiro, and recently reported to USADA as containing a prohibited substance.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Andrade. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair legal process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed, including any ruling on Andrade’s victory over Richard Walsh in Brisbane, Australia on March 20, 2016.

Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

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