‘UFC Fight Night Nashville’ medical suspensions, 4 fighters potentially out 6 months

April 25, 2017 10:43 am by Evan Bell
Artem Lobov Cub Swanson

This past weekend the UFC hit Tennessee for ‘UFC Fight Night Nashville’ which featured a featherweight showdown between #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson, and SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov.

While the two men traded quite a bit of trash talk leading up to the fight, the two men earned one another’s respect by the end of the incredible 5-round scrap which saw the two men put on a thrilling fight. Ultimately, Swanson was awarded the win, however Lobov drew praise from not only his opponent, but also fans.

Artem Lobov

In addition, the fight card played host to several other big performances, including John Dodson’s win over Eddie Wineland, Al Iaquinta’s successful return to the Octagon, and Ovince Saint Preux’s impressive win over Marcos Rogerio de Lima to return to the win column.

Unfortunately several fighters received lengthy layoffs following the card. MMAJunkie has the medical suspensions:

Cub Swanson: Suspended seven days with seven days no contact.
Artem Lobov: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician; additionally, no contact for 30 days for right foot injury.
Diego Sanchez: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Marcos Rogerio de Lima: Suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician; additionally, no contact for 30 days for cut.
Eddie Wineland: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician.
Stevie Ray: Suspended 30 days with 14 days no contact for cut.
Joe Lauzon: Suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician for cut.
Mike Perry: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician for nose.
Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
Sam Alvey: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician for left ankle.
Dustin Ortiz: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact.
Scott Holtzman: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician for possible right foot fracture.
Michael McBride: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout.
Cindy Dandois: Suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician for possible right foot fracture.
Joe Proctor: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Matt Schnell: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.

Cub Swanson fights at UFC Nashville

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/25/2017.


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