CABMMA issues two years suspensions for Shooto 56
Regulation of mixed martial arts in Brazil had been non-existent until the format of the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) and it recently tested athletes on the Brazil Shooto event which took place August 21st. Two athletes tested positive and were given two year suspensions:
Newly crowned Shooto Brazil light heavyweight champion Amilcar Alves has been stripped of his title and suspended for two years following a failed drug test at Shooto Brazil 56.
Alves, 35, tested positive for 19-Norandrosterone, a metabolite of the anabolic steroid nandrolone. Sherdog.com was notified of the result and suspension on Friday by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA), who noted that Alves has expressed interest in testing of his “B” sample from the Aug. 21 event but has yet to begin the formal request process.
CABMMA also issued a two-year suspension to co-main event welterweight Fabio Lima Ferreira, who tested positive for stanozolol and the stimulant methylhexaneamine. The sanctioning body reports that Ferreira did not request a test of his “B” sample. Ferreira, who was knocked out in 54 seconds by the elbows of Mario Sartori, has suffered four straight losses via stoppage.