UFC Welterweight Viscardi Andrade Suspended 2 Years for Anti-Doping Violation
By: Tristen Critchfield Mar 21, 2017
UFC welterweight Viscardi
Andrade has been suspended for two years by USADA for an
anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition urine
test collected on March 7, 2016.
Andrade tested positive for stanozolol and its metabolites,
16β‐hydroxy‐stanozolol and 3’‐hydroxy‐stanozolol, which are banned
substances in the category of anabolic agents. Andrade’s two-year
suspension began on March 20, 2016, one day after a unanimous
decision victory over Richard
Walsh at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia.
“Per the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, an Anti-Doping Policy Violation
occurring during, or in connection with, a bout may, upon the
decision of UFC, lead to disqualification of all the athlete’s
results obtained in that bout,” the USADA statement read. “Here,
because Andrade’s violation resulted from a sample collection that
occurred prior to his bout, all information surrounding Andrade’s
positive test and sanction has been provided to UFC to make the
determination concerning his competition results.”
Andrade must remain in the drug-testing pool for the duration of
his suspension. Including the win over Walsh, the 33-year-old Sao
Paulo native is 3-1 during his UFC tenure. Andrade is 19-6 over the
course of a professional career that began in 2006.