‘UFC Fight Night London’ medical suspensions

March 21, 2017 8:41 am by Evan Bell
Corey Anderson Jimi Manuwa

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to UFC Fight Pass for a highly anticipated afternoon of fights in London, England. UFC Fight Night London played host to a number of pivotal bouts, including MMA veteran Brad Pickett’s final fight.

Also on the main card, Arnold Allen kept his unbeaten streak in tact as he defeated Mr. Finland, Makwan Amirkhani, handing the Finnish superstar the first loss of his UFC career, and snapping his 3-fight win streak. Interestingly enough, prior to the fight, Amirkhani stated that he wouldn’t be fighting again until the UFC visited Finland. With the promotion recently announcing the remainder of their International schedule for 2017, and Finland not being included, only time will tell when Amirkhani will return to the Octagon.

In the co-main event, SBG Ireland’s very own Gunnar Nelson picked up a big submission win over Alan Jouban, putting him on a 2-fight win streak after dropping a UFC 194 loss to Demian Maia.

In the main event, Jimi Manuwa picked up an incredible first round knockout win over Corey Anderson, putting him on a 2-fight win streak following his UFC 191 loss to Anthony Johnson in September of 2015.

Below you can see the full medical suspensions for the event, courtesy of MMAJunkie:

Corey Anderson: suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 45 days for precautionary reasons

Alan Jouban: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Brad Pickett: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Makwan Amirkhani: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Joseph Duffy: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days (cleared of a possible right-foot injury after event)

Reza Madadi: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days due to a forehead laceration

Francimar Barroso: suspended 180 days due to a left-foot injury, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days due to a right-eyebrow laceration

Timothy Johnson: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Daniel Omielanczuk: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Vicente Luque: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Teemu Packalen: suspended 60 days with no contact during training for 45 days for precautionary reasons (cleared of a possible head injury after event)

Brad Scott: suspended 180 days due to a left-shoulder injury, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless

Scott Askham: suspended 180 days due to a right-leg injury, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

Lina Lansberg: suspended 60 days with no contact during training
for 45 days for precautionary reasons (cleared of possible head and face injuries)

Lucie Pudilova: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for precautionary reasons

As always, fighters not listed received a minimum 7 day suspension, and are eligible to fight on March 25th.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 3/21/2017.


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