UFC: Sarah Frota Accepts Two Year Sanction From USADA

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Sarah Frota, UFC 240 Official Weigh-in Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

We may have seen the last of Sarah Frota in the UFC, after the Brazilian is hit with a two-year suspension by USADA.

The latest UFC athlete to get a mandatory vacation from MMA is Sarah Frota Lima. Per a press release from USADA (the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency), Frota, last seen being finished by Gillian Robertson at UFC 240, has been handed a two-year suspension from competition following a positive drug test at the event.

The in-competition test showed multiple stanozolol metabolites, including 16α-hydroxystanozolol, 3′,16-dihydroxystanozolol, and 4β,16-dihydroxystanozolol. Stanozolol is a synthetic steroid, with anabolic and androgenic properties. In the United States, it is a Schedule III controlled substance, and was withdrawn from the market in 2010. It’s banned from use at all times under the UFC’s Anti-Doping Policy.

The local athletic commission overseeing UFC 240, the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission, has accepted the two-year suspension and will uphold the ban, which will date back to July 27, 2019, the date the positive sample was collected.

This very likely ends Sarah Frota’s tenure with the UFC. The Brazilian is 9-2 overall, with both losses coming in her only two UFC fights. She also missed weight badly for her promotional debut, weighing in at 123lbs for a 115lb fight. Her last win came on the Contender Series in 2018.