Geraldo Augusto de Freitas Junior accepts Two-Year Sanction for UFC Anti-Doping Policy Violation
USADA announced today that an independent arbitrator has rendered a decision in the case of a former UFC® athlete Geraldo Augusto de Freitas Junior, of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and determined that Augusto de Freitasshould receive a two-year period of ineligibility for an anti-doping policy violation that he committed while he was in the UFC program. This decision comes after the facts of the case were presented and fully argued at evidentiary hearings on July 21, 2021, and September 15, 2021.
Augusto de Freitas, 30, tested positive for the exogenous administration of testosterone and/or its precursors as the result of an out-of-competition drug test collected on October 14, 2020. Augusto de Freitas’ urine sample was analyzed using a specialized test, known as Carbon Isotope Ratio (CIR) testing, that differentiates between anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) naturally produced by the body and prohibited anabolic agents of external origin. The CIR test confirmed the presence of testosterone and/or its precursors of external origin in Augusto de Freitas’ urine sample.