Saturday night’s event UFC 240 is now down to 11 bouts after a positive drug test by Giacomo Lemos. The fighter forced the cancellation of his heavyweight clash with Tanner Boser, sources confirmed to “MMA Fighting”.
It’s still unclear which substance Lemos tested positive for.
Lemos signed with the UFC after going 6-0 around Brazil and South Korea over the past three years, winning all his fights by stoppage.
— Combate (@canalCombate) July 26, 2019
Boser (16-5-1), who was also scheduled to make his Octagon debut at Saturday’s event in Edmonton, Canada, joined the UFC after stopping Jared Kilkenny in the fourth round to win the Unified MMA heavyweight belt in May.
UFC 240 will take place at the Rogers Place in Edmonton. Featherweight king Max Holloway defends his belt against Frankie Edgar in the main event, while former champion Cris Cyborg faces unbeaten Felicia Spencer in the co-main event.