UFC Fight Night 54 Medical Suspensions Report

Rory MacDonald Tarec Saffiedine
The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority has suspended 19 UFC Fight Night 54 fighters, following Saturday night’s ‘UFC Fight Night Halifax’ event.

Five men got sidelined for six-months.

The full list of medical suspensions is as follows:


  • Rory MacDonald: suspended seven days
  • Tarec Saffiedine: suspended 45 days – concussion
  • Raphael Assuncao: suspended seven days
  • Bryan Caraway: suspended 30 days – facial lacerations
  • Chad Laprise: suspended seven days
  • Yosdenis Cedeno: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days – soft tissue swelling
  • Elias Theodorou: suspended seven days
  • Bruno Santos: suspended seven days
  • Nordine Taleb: suspended 182 days but can be cleared early
  • Li JingLiang: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early – CAT scan on arms and exam for cut near eye
  • Jake Lindsay: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early
  • Paul Felder: suspended nine days
  • Jason Saggo: suspended 180 days with no contact for 30 days, can be cleared early
  • Chris Kelades: suspended seven days
  • Patrick Holohan: suspended 30 days,  no contact for 21 days
  • Albert Tumenov: suspended seven days
  • Matt Dwyer: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early pending medical examination and a CAT scan
  • Pedro Munhoz: suspended seven days
  • Jerrod Sanders: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days
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