Bellator 220 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald facing long-term sit

Rory-MacDonald, Bellator 220

Bellator 220 was a great card, highlighted by some fun back-and-forth fights, and handful of grisly finishes. While these factors made for an entertaining card, they unfortunately also meant that several fighters on the bill were handed lengthy medical suspensions by the California State Athletic Commission.

Main event fighter Rory MacDonald, for example, could be out 180 days after his back-and-forth fight with Jon Fitch, while Veta Arteaga is facing a lengthy sit due a cut sustained in her loss to Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, and Liam McGeary has been sidelined due to a broken jaw.

Here are the Bellator 220 medical suspensions (via MMA Fighting):

  • Rory MacDonald: Must be cleared by physician for potential right later epicondyle injury or suspended 180 days; must be cleared by physician due to facial cut on right side or suspended 60 days
  • Veta Arteaga: Must be cleared by physician for potential left knee injury or suspended 180 days; suspended 60 days no contact due to laceration on forehead
  • Adam Piccolotti: Must be cleared by physician for potential nasal and left orbital fractures or suspended 180 days; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact
  • Liam McGeary: Must be cleared by physician for fractured jaw or suspended 180 days; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Jordan Williams: Must be cleared by physician and x-ray for potential fractured nose or suspended 180 days
  • Jon Fitch: Must be cleared by physician for scalp laceration or suspended 60 days
  • Bruno Casillas: Suspended 60 days due to lacerations on lower lip; suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO
  • Diego Herzog: Suspended 60 days due to lacerations over left eyelid and nose
  • Nathan Stolen: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Travis Crain: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Justin Tenedora: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO
  • Peter Ishiguro: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO
  • Justin Roswell: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Tom Ponce de Leon: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Jamario Mulder: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to hard bout

The remaining fighters on the Bellator 220 bill received mandatory seven-day medical suspensions.

  • Ilima-Lei Macfarlane
  • Benson Henderson
  • Phil Davis
  • Gaston Bolanos
  • Aviv Gozali
  • Brandon Faumui
  • Chris Avila
  • Matt Perez
  • Cass Bell
  • Chuck Campbell
  • Hyder Amil
  • Paradise Vaovasa
  • Josh San Diego
  • Brandon Laroco
  • Abraham Vaesau
  • Chris Inocencio
  • Boris Novachkov
  • Ignacio Ortiz
  • Roger Severson
  • Jon Adams
  • Erick Gunha

What do you think of the medical suspensions for Bellator 220?

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 4/29/2019.