It was unknown at the time as to why Gatto had been pulled from the bout, but a report from ESPN is stating that Gatto was removed from the card due to a failed drug test.
NAC Executive Director Bob Bennett also revealed to ESPN that Gatto will have a hearing this August with the commission in regards to the failed drug test.
Gatto would issue the following statement to MMA Fighting:
“Unfortunately, my debut in the world’s biggest promotion has been postponed again. I can’t find words to describe how sad I am. Throughout my entire fight career I’ve been transparent and hard with myself. I was notified on my last USADA test that I had ingested a prohibited substance. I know I’ve never intentionally used any substance that is not allowed by USADA. I always ask them about any substance I have to use. We believe one of our supplements could have been contaminated. My team and I are working to make sure this situation is resolved as soon as possible so I can come back soon to do what I love.”
UFC 239 was the second card that Gatto had been pulled from, but she was also removed from UFC 237 due to an infection.