TUF 25 Finale medical suspensions: Justin Gaethje facing lengthy sit

July 12, 2017 1:23 pm by Evan Bell
Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson

This past Friday, fight fans tuned in to an action packed night of fights in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena for the TUF 25 Finale.

The event played host to a number of thrilling fights, which included Jesse Taylor’s second round submission win over Dhiego Lima to be crowned the winner of TUF 25. In addition, the main event saw former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje make his highly anticipated UFC debut against a very game Michael Johnson. The fight won not only ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, but was immediately nominated for ‘Fight of the Year’ by the MMA community for its back and forth nature, which ultimately saw Gaethje pick up a 2nd round TKO win over ‘The Menace’.

Justin Gaethje

On the heels of the event, obtained the medical suspensions courtesy of the NSAC:

Justin Gaethje: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22

Drakkar Klose: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right foot or no contest until 01/03

Jared Cannonier: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right hand or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

Nick Roehrick: Requires CT scan of facial bones or no contest until 01/03/2018; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22

Tom Gallicchio: Requires left orbital fracture cleared by opthalmologist or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 09/06, no contact until 08/22

Ed Herman: Requires orthopedic clearance of right knee or no contest until 01/03; minimum suspension until 08/07, no contact until 07/29

C.B. Dollaway: Suspended until 09/06, no contact until 08/22

Michael Johnson: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

Dhiego Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07 due to laceration under right eye and lateral scratch to left eye

Juliana Lima: Suspended until 08/22, no contact until 08/07

Dhiego Lima Jesse Taylor

It is important to mention that fighters not listed have been given the mandatory minimum 7 day medical suspension.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 7/12/2017.


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