‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ medical suspensions

December 20, 2016 8:57 am by Evan Bell
Paige VanZant Michelle Waterson

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to UFC on FOX 22, also known as ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ for an action packed night of fights. While the preliminary card was certainly an exciting one, it was the main card on ‘Big Fox’ that left fight fans talking.

To kick off the main card, undefeated welterweight prospect Mike Perry stepped into the Octagon to fight Alan Jouban. The two men went to war, as Jouban used his precise striking to pick apart, and drop Perry several times throughout the fight, ultimately earning himself a unanimous decision win.

Next up on the main card, MMA veteran Urijah Faber stepped into the Octagon for the final time as he picked up a one-sided decision win over Brad Pickett in front of his hometown fans.

Faber

In the co-main event, young prospects Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown. Although he went into the fight with much less experience than Northcutt, Gall managed to pick up a massive win as he submitted Northcutt in the second round.

In the main event, Michelle Waterson and Paige VanZant both made their highly anticipated returns to the Octagon as Waterson picked up a first round submission win.

Below are the full medical suspensions for the event courtesy of MMAJunkie. As always, fighters not listed received the minimum 7-day suspension, and will be eligible to fight on December 24th.

Paige VanZant: suspended 45 days with no exception for falling unconscious

Mickey Gall: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for right eyebrow laceration

Urijah Faber: suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout

Brad Pickett: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid laceration, and 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout

Alan Jouban: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to left knee (joint pain)

Mike Perry: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to nose

Luis Henrique da Silva: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyebrow and right cheek laceration

Cole Miller: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right hand and fifth left finger

Colby Covington: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible orbital fracture, and suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for facial laceration

Bryan Barberena: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for facial laceration

James Moontasri: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to nose, and suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid

Josh Emmett: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible rib fracture, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout

Scott Holtzman: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for right eyelid laceration, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout

Irene Aldana: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right eye, and suspended 45 days with no exception for hard bout

Takeya Mizugaki: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout

Hector Sandoval: suspended 180 days or until cleared by physician for left hip pain

Sultan Aliev: suspended 60 days or until cleared by physician for left eyelid laceration


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