The U.S. Anti-Doping company introduced Thursday that UFC ladies’s flyweight Rachael Ostovich has accepted a one-year sanction for violating the promotion’s anti-doping coverage after she examined constructive for ostarine and GW1516 metabolites.

Ostovich’s constructive check stems from an out-of-competition urine pattern that was collected Jan. 3. As a result of she obtained a four-month credit score “as a result of time served beneath a provisional suspension within the latter half of 2019 for an atypical discovering,” USADA stated Ostovich is eligible to return Aug. 3.

“Throughout an investigation into the circumstances of the constructive check, Ostovich-Berdon recognized a complement she had tried, which was analyzed on the World Anti-Doping Company-accredited laboratory in Salt Lake Metropolis,” USADA stated in a press release. “Though ostarine and GW1516 weren’t listed on the complement label, the evaluation revealed that the product contained ostarine and GW1516, the substances for which Ostovich-Berdon examined constructive. The product label listed one other prohibited substance, however Ostovich-Berdon didn’t understand on the time that it was prohibited. In keeping with different circumstances with related circumstances, USADA decided {that a} small discount from the default two-year interval of ineligibility was justified.

“Ostovich-Berdon obtained a further discount to the in any other case relevant interval of ineligibility for her full and full cooperation. Underneath the revised UFC ADP introduced on November 25, 2019, a full and full cooperation discount could also be granted within the occasion that an athlete demonstrates that they didn’t intend to reinforce their efficiency and supplied full, immediate, and truthful responses and knowledge to all affordable inquiries and requests for data.”

Though it was decided that Ostovich didn’t knowingly attempt to improve her efficiency along with her selection of complement, she was nonetheless topic to a sanction as a result of it was not UFC licensed.

Ostovich, 29, joined the UFC in December 2017 after competing on Season 26 of “The Final Fighter.” She gained her UFC debut however has misplaced her two different bouts to Montana De La Rosa and Paige VanZant.

Ostovich (4-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) hasn’t competed for the reason that submission loss to VanZant at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in January 2019. It was Ostovich’s first battle after she was the sufferer of a home violence incident along with her husband, Arnold Berdon.



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