Welterweight George Sullivan has been removed from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 20 due to a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy.
The announcement of Sullivan being removed from Saturday’s fight card was announced by the UFC on late Thursday afternoon.
“UFC competitor George Sullivan voluntarily disclosed information to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) that could pose a potential compliance issue with the UFC Anti-Doping Policy,” the UFC statement said. “Out of an abundance of caution, Sullivan has been removed from his scheduled bout on Saturday night against Hector Urbina while USADA conducts an investigation into the matter.
“Urbina will still weigh in as a potential backup opponent should there be a need for him to compete in another bout on Saturday. Otherwise, he will be re-booked for another card in the near future.”
With the Sullivan vs. Urbina fight off the fight card, UFC on FOX 20 will go forward with eleven fights and the current fight card lineup is below.
Main Card: (FOX – 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT)
Holly Holm (10-1) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (12-2)
Edson Barboza (17-4) vs. Gilbert Melendez (22-5)
Francis Ngannou (7-1) vs. Bojan Mihajlovic (10-3)
Felice Herrig (10-6) vs. Kailin Curran (4-2)
Preliminary Card (FOX – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Frankie Saenz (11-3) vs. Eddie Wineland (21-11-1)
Darren Elkins (20-5) vs. Godofredo Pepey (13-3)
Kamaru Usman (7-1) vs. Alexander Yakovlev (23-6-1)
Michel Prazeres (19-2) vs. JC Cottrell (17-3)
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass – 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT)
Alex Oliveira (13-3-1) vs. James Moontasri (9-3)
Jim Alers (13-2, 1NC) vs. Jason Knight (13-2)
Luis Henrique (8-2) vs. Dmitry Smolyakov (8-0)