UFC News: C.B. Dollaway leaves the promotion; takes up fight in Japan on New Year's Eve
No sooner had his parting of ways with UFC went public, than the Japanese promotion RIZIN picked him up for a title fight. The bout was announced by RIZIN on Tuesday and was reported by MMA Fighting.
UFC's loss is RIZIN's gain
Dollaway recently tested positive for a number of banned substances and was handed a two-year suspension by USADA, which ended his 11-year tenure at the promotion. USADA reported that one of Dolloway's samples for an out-of-competition test done on December 19, 2018, contained anastrozole, GHRP-2 and GHRP-6, and another one done on December 13, 2018 had excess amounts of IV infusion. Yet another test done on February 9 came positive for clomiphene.
His two-year suspension is backdated to December 13, 2018, when the first test was done, and will last till December 13, 2020. However, since RIZIN does not recognize suspensions issued by American agencies like USADA, he will be able to participate in the New Year Eve's card in Japan, which will also feature several Bellator vs. RIZIN match-ups in the same event.
Dollaway's last appearance was against Khalif Murtazaliev in September, 2018, which he lost via TKO at UFC Fight Night 136. At RIZIN, he will go up against the Light Heavyweight Champion, Jiri Prochazka, who is riding on a nine-fight winning streak.