Michal Oleksiejczuk Flagged for Potential Anti-Doping Violation at UFC 219

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 26, 2018
Michal Oleksiejczuk’s successful Octagon debut could be tainted by an anti-doping violation.

The Las Vegas-based promotion announced that the 22-year-old Pole’s failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample collected at UFC 219. The full statement is as follows:

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Michal Oleksiejczuk of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an in-competition sample collected in conjunction with his recent bout against Khalil Rountree at UFC 219 in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 30, 2017.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case involving Oleksiejczuk, as it relates to the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and future UFC participation. Because the Nevada Athletic Commission was the regulatory body overseeing the fight in Las Vegas and has licensing jurisdiction over Oleksiejczuk, USADA will work to ensure that the Nevada Athletic Commission has the necessary information to determine its proper judgment of Oleksiejczuk’s potential anti-doping violation. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Oleksiejczuk stepped in on short notice for Gokhan Saki and earned a unanimous decision over Rountree at UFC 219 on Dec. 30. The victory improved the Polish prospect to 13-2 in his professional career. However, if Oleksiejczuk is ultimately found at to be at fault, his win will likely be overturned to a no contest by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

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