UFC light-heavyweight Marcos Rogerio de Lima has been removed from the UFC Fight 115 in Rotterdam on September 2nd due to being flagged by USADA.
The 32-year-old Brazilian was notified of a potential Anti-Doping violation by USADA following an out-of-competition drug test that was administered on August 1st.
De Lima had been expected to fight Saparbek Safavov at the show in the Netherlands, as De Lima looked to bounce back from a von flue choke submission loss to Ovince St. Preux last time out at UFC Fight Night 108 in April.
Prior to that De Lima had earned a TKO victory over Jeremy Kimball, but it’s worth noting that in each of his last two fights, ‘Pezao’ has failed to make weight, coming in at 209.5lbs and then 210lbs respectively.
At the present time De Lima has had a 4-3 run in the UFC and a 15-5-1 record overall in his eight-year career in the sport.
With De Lima Vs Safavov removed from UFC Fight Night 115, the Rotterdam card proceeds with a card that will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov, while former women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie will also return to bantamweight to fight Marion Reneau at the show.