UFC fighter Kyler
and ex-Dana White’s Contender Series competitor
received six-month suspensions after failing drug tests
for the banned susbstance ostarine.

The sanctions were announced at a Nevada State Athletic Commission
meeting on Wednesday. Ostarine is a Selective Androgen Receptor
Module (SARM) that is banned at all times according to the WADA
prohibited list. Ostarine is categorized as an anabolic agent and
can aid in areas of athletic performance such as muscle growth, fat
burning and endurance. Phillips’ suspension will end on July 22,
while Flowers’ sanction expires on July 27. Both fighters also were
ordered to pay attorney fees totaling $407.50.

Phillips was removed from a proposed matchup with Raphael
at UFC Fight Night 221 on March 11, while Flowers was
supposed to make his promotional debut against Erick
at UFC Fight Night 220 on Feb. 25 before being pulled
from the card.

Phillips has been victorious in four of his first five UFC
appearances. The 27-year-old MMA Lab product was last se

en at UFC 271, where he scored a third-round submission victory
against Marcelo

Flowers, meanwhile, extended his winning streak to four on the
Contender Series last August, when he defeated Amiran
via first-round TKO.

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Kyler Phillips, Darrius Flowers Suspended 6 Months for Failed Drug Tests