The Brazilian was set to take on Angela Hill
at UFC Mexico City on Sept. 21 but has been removed from the card
due to a failed USADA drug test.
Combate first reported the news. The substance for which Nunes
tested positive is unknown.
Nunes is coming from a three-bout stint in One Championship, where
she beat Mei
Yamaguchi by split decision, lost to Angela Lee
via submission and then beat Gina Iniong
by decision. The 27-year-old left One earlier this year to sign
with the Las Vegas-based promotion.
Currently, Hill is expected to remain on the card and if she does
stay it will be her fourth time making the walk to the Octagon in
2019. “Overkill” has lost to Randa
Markos and Xiaonan Yan
this year, while her win came over Jodie