UFC 209 medical suspensions

March 7, 2017 8:31 am by Evan Bell
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This past weekend at UFC 209, fight fans turned in for an action packed night of fights in Las Vegas, headlined by a welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Ultimately, Woodley won the fight via majority decision after 5 lackluster rounds that left fight fans booing ‘The Chosen One’ throughout his post-fight Octagon interview.

In the co-main event, Lando Vannata and David Teymur squared off in a highly anticipated showdown that was promoted to the co-main event slot after Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced off the card the morning of weigh-ins after being hospitalized and given an IV.

Alistair Overeem

Also on the card, Alistair Overeem picked up a huge TKO win as he finished Mark Hunt with a brutal pair of knees that dropped ‘The Super Samoan’.

Below are the full medical suspensions from the event, courtesy of MMAJunkie:

Stephen Thompson: suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26 due to multiple lacerations (forehead, left eye)

David Teymur: suspended until April 19 with no contact during training until April 4 for precautionary reasons

Landon Vannata: suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26 due to a right-cheek laceration

Rashad Evans: suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26 for precautionary reasons

Mark Hunt: suspended until April 19 with no contact during training until April 4 for precautionary reasons

Luis Henrique: suspended until May 4 with no contact during training until April 4 due to multiple lacerations (left eyelid and left eyebrow)

Darren Elkins: suspended until April 19 with no contact during training until April 4 due to multiple lacerations (right eyebrow and bridge of nose)

Mirsad Bektic: suspended until April 19 with no contact during training until April 4 for precautionary reasons

Iuri Alcantara: suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26 due to lacerations near left ear and knuckles

Luke Sanders: suspended until Sept. 1, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early from a possible left-hand injury; regardless, suspended and no contact during training until April 19

Mark Godbeer: suspended until Sept. 1, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early from a possible right-hand injury; regardless, suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26

Daniel Spitz: no suspension but must have a follow-up MRI by Feb. 27, 2018

Tyson Pedro: suspended until Sept. 1, though an orthopedic doctor can clear him early from a possible right-hand injury; regardless, suspended until April 4 with no contact during training until March 26 due to a tongue laceration and left-eye swelling

Paul Craig: suspended until May 4 with no contact during training until April 4 due to a temporomandibular joint (jaw area) injury

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This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/7/2017.


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