‘UFC Fight Night: Halifax’ medical suspensions

February 23, 2017 11:36 am by Evan Bell
Derrick Lewis

This past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, fight fans tuned in for an exciting night of fights headlined by a heavyweight tilt between streaking contender Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis and heavyweight veteran Travis Browne.

The fight was an extremely exciting one, with Browne nearly finishing Lewis with body kicks early in the fight, before Lewis then recovered and finished Browne via strikes in the 2nd round. In addition, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks picked up his first win in over a year as he defeated Hector Lombard via unanimous decision, snapping a 3-fight skid that had seen him go winless over the course of 2016 and ultimately move up to middleweight.

Johny Hendricks UFC Halifax

Below are the full medical suspensions from UFC Fight Night: Halifax, courtesy of MMAJunkie:

Derrick Lewis: suspended 30 days with no contact in training for 21 days due to a “hard bout”

Travis Browne: suspended 180 days or until cleared by negative CT scan; suspended a minimum of 60 days

Johny Hendricks: suspended 180 days or until cleared by left hand X-ray; suspended a minimum of seven days

Hector Lombard: suspended 30 days

Gavin Tucker: suspended 14 days

Sam Sicilia: suspended 30 days

Elias Theodorou: suspended seven days

Cezar Ferreira: suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedist for hand injury; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Sara McMann: suspended 180 days or until cleared by oral and maxillofacial doctor; suspended a minimum of seven days

Gina Mazany: suspended 180 days or until cleared by right hand X-ray; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Paul Felder: suspended seven days

Alessandro Ricci: suspended 180 days or until cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor; suspended a minimum of 60 days

Santiago Ponzinibbio: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to a right cheek laceration

Nordine Taleb: suspended 180 days or until cleared by an ear, nose and throat doctor; suspended a minimum of 60 days with 45 days no contact

Randa Markos: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact due to a “hard bout”

Carla Esparza: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to a “hard bout”

Aiemann Zahabi: suspended 180 days or until cleared by an ophthalmologist; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Reginaldo Vieira: suspended 180 days or until cleared by an orthopedist; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to a “hard bout”

Jack Marshman: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact due to a right infraorbital laceration, scalp laceration and TKO

Gerald Meerschaert: suspended seven days

Ryan Janes: suspended 180 days or until cleared by an orthopedist; suspended a minimum of 30 days

Derrick Lewis

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/22/2017.


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