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Bellator 208 medical suspensions: Fedor and Chael avoid lengthy sits

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” went down inside Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 2018. The Paramount Network-televised main event saw “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko knockout Chael Sonnen (recap here) to advance to the finals of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament.

Medical suspensions from New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) for “Fedor vs. Sonnen” are in. And following the main event, the self-proclaimed “American Gangster” will be taking at least a mandatory minimum 30 days off.

Check out the complete list of Bellator 208 injuries and medical suspensions below:

Fedor Emelianenko: 7 days
Chael Sonnen: 30 days
Benson Henderson: 7 days
Saad Awad: 7 days
Cheick Kongo: 7 days
Alexander Shlemenko: 7 days
Andy Main: 60 days
Ryan Castro: 45 days
Jessica Ruiz: 45 days
Timothy Johnson: 30 days
Christian Medina: 30 days
Eric Olsen: 30 days
Anatoly Tokov: 14 days
Henry Corrales: 7 days
Jerome Mickle: 7 days
Nick Fiore: 7 days
Tommy Espinosa: 7 days
Sukhrob Aydarbekov: 7 days
Zarrukh Adashev: 7 days
Drews Rodriguez: 7 days
Michael DiOrio: 7 days
Dennis Buzukja: 7 days
Jeremy Puglia: 7 days
Jennifer Chieng: 7 days
Shaquan Moore: 7 days
David Meshkhoradze: 7 days

There you have it.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The reported 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.

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