UFC Phoenix Medical Suspensions: Cain Velasquez Gets Max Sit

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This past weekend’s (Sun. February 17, 2019) UFC Phoenix fights have come and gone.

Now, several fighters will be forced to sit after enduring some harsh punishment. Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez leads the pack of nine fighters suspended 180 days. He was finished by Francis Ngannou in under 30 seconds to headline the night. Also sitting six months are Cynthia Calvillo, Cortney Casey, Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, Jimmie Rivera, Luke Sanders, Nik Lentz, and Ashlee Evans-Smith.

“The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder, who is currently hospitalized with a collapsed lung, has been suspended indefinitely. He defeated James Vick via unanimous decision in a hard-fought co-main event slugfest. Check out the full UFC Phoenix medical suspensions list below (via MMA Fighting):

  • Paul Felder: Suspended indefinitely
  • Cain Velasquez: Suspended 180 days
  • Cynthia Calvillo: Suspended 180 days
  • Cortney Casey: Suspended 180 days
  • Vicente Luque: Suspended 180 days
  • Bryan Barberena: Suspended 180 days
  • Jimmie Rivera: Suspended 180 days
  • Luke Sanders: Suspended 180 days
  • Nik Lentz: Suspended 180 days
  • Ashlee Evans-Smith: Suspended 180 days
  • Renan Barao: Suspended 60 days
  • James Vick: Suspended 30 days
  • Myles Jury: Suspended 30 days
  • Aljamain Sterling: Suspended 30 days
  • Scott Holtzman: Suspended 30 days
  • Andrea Lee: Suspended 30 days
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