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Diego Ferreira Removed From UFC Fight Night 88 After Drug Test Issue

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Diego Ferreira is the latest UFC fighter to come under question by the USADA for a possible anti-doping violation.

Ferreira (12-2) was set to make his sixth appearance with the promotion at UFC Fight Night 88 later this month vs. Abel Trujillo. Officials are looking to find a replacement to keep Trujillo on the card.

Below is a statement from the UFC regarding Ferreira, along with the current lineup:

“The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Carlos Diego Ferreira of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation, stemming from a recent out-of-competition sample collection. In accordance with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, Ferreira has received a provisional suspension, and has been removed from his scheduled bout against Abel Trujillo on May 29 in Las Vegas.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.

UFC will announce a replacement opponent for Trujillo shortly, while additional violation information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.”

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/9 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Thomas Almeida vs. Cody Garbrandt

Featherweight: Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens

Welterweight: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Rick Story

Middleweight: Chris Camozzi vs. Vitor Miranda

Welterweight: Jorge Masvidal vs. Lorenz Larkin

Lightweight: Josh Burkman vs. Paul Felder

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)

Female Bantamweight: Jessica Eye vs. Sara McMann

Lightweight: Abel Trujillo vs. TBA

Middleweight: Jake Collier vs. Alberto Uda

Lightweight: Erik Koch vs. Shane Campbell

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Bryan Caraway

Heavyweight: Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead