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Two fighters test positive for banned substances at Shooto Brazil 56, Amilcar Alves stripped of title

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Two fighters have tested positive for banned substances after Shooto Brazil 56 in Rio de Janeiro.
The Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced on Friday that Amilcar Alves and Fabio Lima, who fought in the main and co-main event on the show on Aug. 21, respectively, failed drug tests. Both fighters received two-year suspensions.
According to the commission, four fighters were tested and all samples were analyzed by WADA-accredited labs UCLA Olympic Analytical Laboratory and INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier. Alves tested positive for 19-norandrosterone, while Lima’s results came positive for methylhexaneamine and stanozolol. Alves asked for the B sample to be tested.
Alves, who trains under Shooto president Andre Pederneiras at Nova Uniao, was victorious in the Shooto Brazil 56 main event, defeating then-champion Rafael Viana via unanimous decision to win the light heavyweight title. After failing the drug test, the UFC veteran was stripped of the title, and Viana was crowned the new champion. Lima, who fought Mario Sartori in the co-main event, lost via first-round knockout. ….View original article