22-Year-Old UFC Heavyweight 8-0
September 20, 2017 Carlos Felipe News
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Felipe has been flagged for a USADA violation and will no longer make his UFC debut against Christian Colombo at UFC Sao Paulo on Oct. 28, Marc Raimondi of MMAFighting.com reports.
Felipe 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.
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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.