MMAFighting.com was first to report the news. California State
Athletic Commission executive officer Andy Foster
ESPN that Arte tested positive for tamoxifen, which is
typically used to treat breast cancer. It also can be used as an
estrogen blocker to combat the side effects of steroid use.
Arte, who defeated Rodriguez via unanimous decision on July 13 at
the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, is facing a suspension from both
USADA and CSAC. He will also likely be fined and have his victory
overturned to a no contest.
The 26-year-old Brazilian was making his promotional debut at UFC
Sacramento. The Chute Boxe representative has won six of his last
seven pro outings, with his only setback during that time coming
Moreira on the Contender Series.