UFC Athlete Amanda Lemos Suspended 2 Years by USADA

UFC bantamweight Amanda Lemos will be sitting out for two years after testing positive for steroids

UFC women’s bantamweight competitor Amanda Lemos has been suspended for two years by USADA after testing positive for steroids in an out-of-competition sample that was collected last year.

USADA officials announced the news on Wednesday.

“Lemos, 30, tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolite 16?-hydroxystanozolol following an out-of-competition urine test conducted on November 8, 2017,” USADA officials said in a statement.

“Stanozolol is a non-Specified Substance in the class of Anabolic Agents and prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, which has adopted the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.”

Lemos will be eligible to return to action after Nov. 8, 2019.

Lemos only had one fight in the UFC, which took place last July when she lost by TKO to Leslie Smith in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.