UFC Norfolk Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Face Long Layoffs

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With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at UFC Fight Night 120, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical suspensions.

Dustin Poirier vs. Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout headlined this event which saw Poirier pick up the submission win while Matt Brown finished Diego Sanchez in a welterweight bout in the co-main event.

Rounding out the six bout main card was Andrei Arlovski vs. Junior Albini in a heavyweight bout, Nate Marquardt vs. Cezar Ferreira in a middleweight bout, Raphael Assuncao vs. Matthew Lopez in a bantamweight bout and Joe Lauzon vs. Clay Guida in a lightweight bout.

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Some of the more notable suspensions include Marquardt, Assuncao, John Dodson, and Nina Ansaroff receiving 180 days layoffs. Here are the entire medical suspensions:

Nate Marquardt: suspended 180 days/30-day minimum or cleared by face CT

Raphael Assuncao: suspended 180 days/30-day minimum or cleared by x-ray of right ankle

John Dodson: suspended 180 days or cleared by x-ray of left hand

Nina Ansaroff: suspended 180 days/30 day-minimum or cleared by MRI of left knee

Anthony Pettis: suspended 60 days

Diego Sanchez: suspended 60 days

Cezar Ferreira: suspended 60 days

Matthew Lopez: suspended 60 days (KO)

Joe Lauzon: suspended 45 days

Court McGee: suspended 45 days

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Dustin Poirier: suspended 30 days

Junior Albini: suspended 30 days

Marlon Moraes: suspended 30 days

Michel Quinones: suspended 30 days

UFC Fight Night 120 took place on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Virginia.The main card aired on FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET while the preliminary card was split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass, at 6:30 p.m. ET.