23-Year-Old Other Heavyweight 8-0
November 16, 2017 Carlos Felipe News
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Felipe has been released from the UFC alongside four other fighters, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
Felipe signed with the UFC after racking up an 8-0 record. He was scheduled to debut against Christian Colombo at UFC Sao Paulo but was suspended after being flagged for an anti-doping violation. He is not allowed to compete in the UFC for two years and has been released as a result. Other fighters that have been let go include Takanori Gomi, Hacran Dias, Henrique da Silva and Adriano Martins.
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Fantasy AnalysisFelipe was flagged for the violation in late September, which cost the 22-year-old his UFC debut against Christian Colombo on Oct. 28, but now that appears to be the least of his concerns. The official word is that Felipe tested positive for Stanozolol, which is a synthetic anabolic-androgenic steroid. He will be out of the arena for quite some time since his two-year period of ineligibility began in mid-September, so he will have to wait to compete again until September of 2019.
Fantasy AnalysisFelipe recorded a failed out-of-competition sample for a drug test collected in July, and it will ultimately cost him his first opportunity with the UFC. It's unlikely he has the resources to fight this ruling at just 22 years old and with eight fights under his belt, so a suspension is likely forthcoming, barring an unexpected turn of events. Nonetheless, the young Brazilian heavyweight will likely see another opportunity down the road. A prospect with his propensity to finish fights surely has a place with a larger promotion.
Fantasy AnalysisFelipe (8-0) hasn't lost since going professional in 2014. "Boi" signed with the UFC after gaining seven wins, six of which were first-round TKOs. The 22-year-old will be a challenge for Colombo, who has yet to claim a UFC victory.