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UFC Vegas 75 Debut for Felipe Bunes vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov Cancelled Due to Positive Drug Test, Bunes Confirms

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Following the UFC’s disclosure that Felipe Bunes had withdrawn from a June 17 bout with Zhalgas Zhumagulov owing to “medical reasons”, the erstwhile LFA flyweight champion unveiled the actual reason on social media.

Bunes divulged on his Instagram account earlier this week that his removal from the card was “a result of a drug test pending further examination.” Bunes refrained from specifying the substance that led to the positive drug test.

“I have shared all the relevant details,” he continued, “and I am optimistic that we can get everything resolved in the near future so I can return to the ring soon.”

Bunes, with a fighting record of 13-6, hails from the Pitbull Brothers in Natal, Brazil, and has emerged victorious in three out of his last four matches, securing his place in the UFC. His only loss was to an overweight Jussier Formiga in February 2022.

Zhumagulov has been reassigned to next week’s UFC match in Jacksonville, Florida, where he will be up against octagon rookie Joshua Van.

Bunes’ full statement can be viewed below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Felipe Bunes positive drug test

Why was Felipe Bunes’ UFC Vegas 75 debut cancelled?

Felipe Bunes’ UFC Vegas 75 debut was cancelled due to a positive drug test. The exact substance causing the positive result hasn’t been revealed by Bunes.

What did Felipe Bunes announce on Instagram?

Felipe Bunes announced on his Instagram page that his removal from the UFC Vegas 75 card was due to a drug test subject to further analysis. He assured he had provided all the necessary information and hoped for a resolution soon.

What is Felipe Bunes’ fighting record?

Felipe Bunes has a fighting record of 13 wins and 6 losses. He fights out of Pitbull Brothers in Natal, Brazil, and has won three out of his last four fights.

Who replaced Bunes in the scheduled fight?

Zhalgas Zhumagulov, the originally scheduled opponent for Bunes, was reassigned to next week’s UFC event in Jacksonville, Florida, where he will be up against octagon newcomer Joshua Van.

More about Felipe Bunes positive drug test

  • [Felipe Bunes Instagram Post]
  • [UFC Official Announcement]
  • [Fight Record of Felipe Bunes]
  • [Details of the upcoming UFC event in Jacksonville]

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