UFC Fight Night 64 Medical Suspensions: Gonzaga Among Five Dealt Full Terms

UFC Fight Night 64

After getting outclassed both standing and on the ground during the first two rounds in the main event of last Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 64 from the Krakow Arena in Krakow, Poland, former Pride Grand Prix champion Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic unleashed an absolutely unstoppable barrage of elbows in the third to earn an emphatic stoppage of old nemesis Gabriel Gonzaga.

Winning his promotional return in dramatic fashion, Cro Cop also dealt veteran Gonzaga a potential full six-month medical suspension pending a CT scan of his head and face according to information released by the UFC, which served as the governing body in Poland since there is no official athletic commission in place for MMA.

Other fighters receiving full terms were co-main event winner Jimi Manuwa, who beat Jan Blachowicz by unanimous decision despite a reported torn ACL, MCL, and meniscus. Manuwa was given the full six-month suspension pending clearance of both of his shins, however.

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Strawweight Joanne Calderwood could be out 180 days for her first round armbar loss to surprising young challenger Maryna Moroz.

She joined Sheldon Westcott and Anthony Hamilton for a total of five fighters who received full suspensions for UFC Fight Night 64. Note that many fighters who receive full suspensions often return much earlier with a doctor’s clearance; the reported timeframes are normally precautionary.

The full reported list of UFC Fight Night 64 suspensions includes (courtesy of MMAMania.com):

Rocky Lee: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Taylor Lapilus: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Stevie Ray: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Marcin Bandel: 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact.

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Alexandra Albu: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Izabel Badurek: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Anthony Hamilton: 180 days or opthalmologist clearance of right eye. Minimum suspension 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Daniel Omielanczuk: 30 days no fights, 21 days no contact.

Leon Edwards: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Seth Baczynski: 45 days no fights, 30 days no contact.

Garreth McLellan: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Bartosz Fabinski: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Mickael Lebout: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Sergio Moraes: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Yaotzin Meza: 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both elbows. Minimum suspension 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Damien Stasiak: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

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Maryna Moroz: 7 day mandatory rest period.

Joanne Calderwood: 180 days or orthopedic clearance of right elbow. Minimum suspension 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Sheldon Westcott: 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both elbows. Minimum suspension 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Pawel Pawlak: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Jan Blachowicz: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Jimi Manuwa: 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both shins. Minimum suspension 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Mirko Cro Cop: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.

Gabriel Gonzaga: 180 days or until cleared by negative CT of head and face. Minimum suspension 45 days no fight, 30 days no contact.