The official medical suspensions for last Sunday’s (January 18, 2015) UFC Fight Night 59 from the TD Garden in Boston are in, and the Massachusetts Athletic Commission has issued full six-month suspensions to four fighters.
Headlining the list to receive full suspensions is middleweight Uriah Hall, who, after finishing late replacement Ron Stallings with two vicious cuts, must have a doctor clear his right knee in order to return before 180 days is up.
Irish fighter Paddy Holohan defeated Shane Howell on the event’s preliminaries, but will also have to get clearance on his right ankle or be forced to sit for six months.
The three other competitors who were dealt 180-day sits were Matt Van Buren, Johnny Case, and Tateki Matsuda.
Main event winner Conor McGregor emerged without a suspension, but his victim Dennis Siver will be on the sidelines for 60 days as a precautionary measure.
Co-main vent foes Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson were also able to avoid a suspension.
Here is the full list of UFC Fight Night 59 medical suspensions:
Uriah Hall: Suspended 180 days, or until right knee cleared by physician
Patrick Holohan: Suspended 180 days, or until left ankle cleared by physician; requires x-ray on left ankle
Johnny Case: Suspended 180 days, or until ribs cleared by physician; requires x-ray on ribs
Matt Van Buren: Suspended 180 days, or until nasal cleared by physician; if cleared, suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Tateki Matsuda: Suspended 180 days, or until right knee and foot cleared by physician; requires x-ray on right knee and foot
Dennis Siver: Suspended 60 days
Ron Stallings: Suspended 60 days
Charles Rosa: Suspended 60 days, 30 days no contact; requires PCP clearance
Gleison Tibau: Suspended 45 days for laceration
John Howard: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact; requires PCP clearance
Frankie Perez: Suspended 30 days
Sean O’Connell: Suspended 30 days for laceration
Joby Sanchez: Suspended 30 days if CT scan is normal, requires left orbital clearance
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