USADA today announced that Eduarda Neves Santanna, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has received a one-year sanction for UFC® anti-doping policy violation.
Neves Santanna, 23, tested positive for LGD-4033 and its dihydroxy-LGD-4033 metabolite following an out-of-competition urine sample taken on January 10, 2020. LGD-4033 is an unspecified substance in the class anabolic agents and is prohibited at all times under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy and the UFC Prohibited List.
This case was resolved under the revised UFC anti-doping policy and the prohibited list, announced on January 14, 2021. The UFC prohibited list establishes a one-year default sanction for positive tests involving selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs), such as LGD-4033, which are detected and reported at urinary concentrations within a set range. The revised policy takes into account cases involving athletes who have been honest and fully cooperated with the USADA investigative process, have tested supplements and are still unable to conclusively establish the source of their positive test. . In these cases, ingestion of a contaminated product cannot be ruled out as SARMs have often been found as declared and undeclared ingredients in many dietary supplements.
Neves Santanna’s one-year ineligibility period began on January 10, 2020, when his positive sample was collected.
Read the full USADA statement.