Gatto (6-0-2) was scheduled to face Julia Avila at UFC 239 in Las Vegas on July 6. Less than 20 days before the card, though, the Brazilian withdrew from the bout due to undisclosed reasons. It’s now known that she failed an out-of-competition drug test done by USADA.
Gatto and her team did not respond a request for comment.
The undefeated Brazilian bantamweight signed with the UFC earlier this year and was booked to face Talita Bernardo at UFC 237 in May. However, she was pulled from the card by the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) due to an infection.