A Bellator fighter failed a drug test earlier this month.
Falco Neto, who fought in the co-main event of Bellator Birmingham on May 4, tested positive for the metabolites of steroids methyltestosterone and nandrolone stemming from an in-competition sample collection, Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli told ESPN on Wednesday. Neto will be suspended six months and fined $2,500, Mazzulli said.
Neto (11-10) made his Bellator debut on the card, falling by first-round knockout to Fabian Edwards, the brother of UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards. Neto, a Portugal native, is a 34-year-old journeyman who has bounced around the European MMA scene for more than a decade.
The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation regulates and sanctions Bellator cards overseas. Mazzulli is also the president of the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC).