UFC Fight Night 35 Medical Suspensions Report: Brunson Out Indefinitely, 23 Others Receive Suspensions

January 16, 2014 6:07 pm by Daneul Summers

UFC Fight Night 35 was not at all packed full of injuries with only 8 fighters being suspended over the mandatory seven day period with serious injuries. The other 16 will be good to go within a week. Derek Brunson’s broken jaw being the most severe of the evening. The event took place at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Georgia on Wednesday.

The event aired live on FOX Sports 1 with preliminary bouts also on FOX Sports 1 and on the newly released UFC Fight Pass as well. UFC Fight Night 35’s main card featured a matchup in which former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold demolished Constantinos Philippou in the first round of their bout via a vicious of body kicks. Philippou has been suspended for 30-days after his loss while Luke, who didn’t have a scratch on him, will receive the seven-day suspension that is mandatory after every bout.

Within the list of those being suspended for extend periods of time is Cole Miller who unfortunately broke his hand during his featherweight fight with Sam Sicilia. Miller revealed the injury as soon as the fight was over.

Here is the list of medical suspensions according to the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission:

Luke Rockhold- mandatory seven-day suspension
Constantinos Philippou suspended 30 days
Brad Tavares- mandatory seven-day suspension
Lorenz Larkin mandatory seven-day suspension
T.J Dillashaw- mandatory seven-day suspension
Mike Easton- suspended 30 days for laceration over left eye
Yoel Romero- mandatory seven-day suspension
Derek Brunson- suspended indefinitely for broken jaw, needs doctor’s clearance before returning
John Moraga- mandatory seven-day suspension
Dustin Ortiz- mandatory seven-day suspension
Cole Miller- suspended 45 days for broken hand
Sam Sicilia- suspended 30 days for swollen left eye
Ramsey Nijem- mandatory seven-day suspension
Justin Edwards- suspended 30 days for laceration over left eye
Elias Silverio- mandatory seven-day suspension
Isaac Valie- Flagg- suspended 30 days for laceration over left eye
Trevor Smith- suspended 30 days for laceration to forehead
Brian Houston- mandatory seven-day suspension
Louis Smolka- mandatory seven-day suspension
Alptekin Ozkilic- mandatory seven-day suspension
Vinc Pichel- mandatory seven-day suspension
Garett Whiteley- mandatory seven-day suspension
Beneil Dariush- mandatory seven-day suspension
Charlie Brenneman- mandatory seven-day suspension

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