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Islam Makhachev tests positive for banned substance, UFC on Fox 19 matchup with Drew Dober canceled

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community news, Islam Makhachev tests positive for banned substance, UFC on Fox 19 matchup with Drew Dober canceled

It’s been a rough day for Islam Makhachev.

The 12-1 fighter first missed weight by one-half pound on his first attempt in Tampa, Fla., for UFC on Fox 19. Despite making the 156-pound limit within the one-hour allowance, he won’t be competing on the card after all.

MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani recently learned from sources close to the situation that Makhachev tested positive for a banned substance and has thus been removed from the event.

His scheduled opponent, Drew Dober, will receive his show money.

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