‘UFC Phoenix’ medical suspensions: Yair Rodriguez out indefinitely

January 18, 2017 10:45 am by Evan Bell
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This past weekend, the UFC hit Phoenix, Arizona for UFC Phoenix headlined by a featherweight tilt between streaking contender Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn which saw Rodriguez pick up an impressive 2nd round TKO win.

In addition to Rodriguez’ impressive win, in the co-main event Joe Lauzon picked up a rather controversial split decision win over Marcin Held in a fight which Lauzon himself admitted was scored incorrectly. The main card also featured the return of Ben Saunders, as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Court McGee.

Ben Saunders

The event as a whole was an extremely entertaining one for fight fans, which also saw heavyweight veteran Oleksiy Oliynyk pick up an impressive ezekiel choke submission from bottom mount, the first in UFC history.

Alexey Oleynik Ezekiel choke

Now, MMAMania has obtained the medical suspensions for the event:

Yair Rodriguez: Indefinite suspension
Ben Saunders: Indefinite suspension
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger: Indefinite suspension
B.J. Penn: 180 days
Devin Powell: 180 days
Nina Ansaroff: 180 days
Sergio Pettis: 60 days
Frankie Saenz: 60 days
Court McGee: 45 days
Joe Lauzon: 30 days
Walt Harris: 30 days
Chase Sherman: 30 days
Joachim Christensen: 30 days
Dmitri Smoliakov: 30 days
Bojan Mihaljovic: 30 days
Marcin Held: 7 days
John Moraga: 7 days
Drakkar Klose: 7 days
Augusto Mendes: 7 days
Aleksei Oleinik: 7 days
Viktor Pesta: 7 days
Tony Martin: 7 days
Alex White: 7 days
Cyril Asker: 7 days

It is important to mention that the fighters who were listed above as having received medical suspensions lasting only 7 days sustained no injuries, and were given 7 day precautionary medical suspensions as standard procedure.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/18/2017.



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