California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) recently released the injuries and medical suspensions for those fighters competing at the UFC 227: “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2” pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place inside Staples Center in Los Angeles back on Sat., Aug. 4, 2018.
All combatants received mandatory seven-day rest periods.
In addition, a select few were flagged for more serious injuries that require follow-up visits with their doctors. That includes former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, who could be looking at a six-month vacation for damage incurred in his loss to longtime rival TJ Dillashaw.
That’s not all.
Here is the full list of UFC 227 injuries and medical suspensions from CSAC:
Cody Garbrandt: Suspended 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture to right hand; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO loss
Kevin Holland: Suspended 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to left eyelid
Alex Perez: Suspended 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to left eyebrow
Wuliji Buren: Suspended 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for laceration to top of scalp; minimum suspension of 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO loss
Brett Johns: Suspended indefinitely or until cleared for facial injury, possible orbital fracture
Jose Torres: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to KO loss
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 complete results and recap of all the UFC 227 festivities click here.