Twelve UFC 219 Fighters Receive Medical Suspensions

January 3, 2018 5:59 pm by Drake Riggs
Holly Holm

Oh, medical suspensions. We get them with every single MMA event. Some are more severe than others and for the most recent UFC event(UFC 219), Cynthia Calvillo could be leading the pack in that category. According to MMAFighting, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the list of fighters who will be receiving these suspensions.

  • Cynthia Calvillo: Requires x-ray of left hand, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 02/15, no contact until 01/30
  • Neil Magny: Requires x-ray/MRI of left thumb, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/30, no contact until 01/21
  • Omari Akhmedov: Requires left-hand fracture to be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 03/02, no contact until 02/15
  • Holly Holm: Suspended until 03/02, no contact until 02/15
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended until 03/02, no contact until 02/15
  • Khalil Rountree: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30
  • Michal Oleksiejczuk: Suspended until 2/15, no contact until 01/30 due to right eyebrow cut
  • Rick Glenn: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30
  • Marvin Vettori: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30 due to tough fight
  • Louis Smolka: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30 due to left forehead cut
  • Carla Esparza: Suspended until 01/30, no contact until 01/21
  • Mark De La Rosa: Suspended until 01/30, no contact until 01/21

Of these twelve fighters, only three came out victorious in their fights(Esparza, Magny, and Oleksiejczuk). Calvillo, who could serve the most time on the sideline, lost a close fought unanimous decision to former Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza. This made it the promising prospect, Calvillo’s first career loss as well as her fifth fight in 2017. That considered, a break might not be bad for the young Team Alpha Male standout but she would have liked to do so off a win and that is indeed what she thought she deserved.

 

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 1/3/2018.


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