UFC 220 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Miocic vs. Ngannou” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Sat. night (Jan. 20, 2018) from inside TD Garden Arena in Boston, were released on Tuesday by Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.
Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir, who was roughed up by Daniel Cormier en route to a second-round technical knockout loss (video). “DC” escaped “Beantown” with no time off and is already gearing up for his Stipe Miocic fight (details here).
Speaking of the heavyweight champion, he’ll also get back to work with no medical suspension after capturing a five-round unanimous decision win over power-punching contender Francis Ngannou (highlights here). “The Predator,” however, will be sidelined for 30 days.
Full list of UFC 220 medical suspensions (via MMA Fighting) include:
Shane Burgos: Suspended 60 days
Sabah Homasi: Suspended 60 days
Gleison Tibau: Suspended 60 days
Volkan Oezdemir: Suspended 45 days
Thomas Almeida: Suspended 45 days
Dan Ige: Suspended 45 days
Francis Ngannou: Suspended 30 days
Calvin Kattar: Suspended 30 days
Gian Villante: Suspended 30 days
Enrique Barzola: Suspended 30 days
There you have it.
Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.
For a complete wrap up of all the UFC 220 weekend festivities click here.