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Geronimo Dos Santos Tests Positive for Hepatitis B, Won't Fight at UFC 153

Geronimo dos Santos was expected to make his UFC debut this Saturday night vs. Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 153: Silva vs. Bonnar. However, dos Santos was forced out of the bout.

According to Guilherme Cruz of, dos Santos tested positive for Hepatitis B during a pre-fight blood test. The UFC tested all the fighters set to compete on the card.

Dos Santos (34-14) has won each of his last 12 fights. He will be forced to undergo a 12-month treatment to rid his body of the disease.

No new opponent was signed for Gonzaga.

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