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New welterweight Donald Cerrone (28-6-0, 1NC) will meet Alex Oliveira(13-2-1, 1NC) at UFC Fight Night 83 February 21st in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Oliveira replaces UFC welterweight Tim Means (25-7-1), who was pulled with a potential anti-doping violation according to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).

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The UFC released a statement on Means on February 3rd.

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tim Means of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed. However, because Means was scheduled to compete against Donald Cerrone on February 21 in Pittsburgh, there is insufficient time for a full review and proper promotion before the scheduled bout. As a result, UFC will announce shortly a replacement opponent for Cerrone on the UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh.

Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

Oliveira is currently riding a three-fight win streak, including a knockout of Piotr Hallmann in his last fight.


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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