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UFC Phoenix medical suspensions: Cain Velasquez facing six-month sit following Knee-KO

Looks like we’re going to find out just how much of a role that wonky knee played in Francis Ngannou’s knockout win over Cain Velasquez, as the Arizona Department of Gaming wants medical clearance before the ex-champ can return to action.

Velasquez returned from an extended layoff in the UFC Phoenix main event on ESPN, but found himself crumpled in a heap after just 26 seconds of warfare (watch it). Ngannou insists it was his devastating uppercut and not a collapsable knee that led to victory.

Either way, Velasquez will remain on the shelf for six months unless a physician says otherwise.

Elsewhere on the card, Paul Felder and his collapsed lung drew an indefinite suspension, while Vicente Luque and Bryan Barberena will join Velasquez in the six-month club following their insane, back-and-forth war at 170 pounds.

Here is the complete list of UFC Phoenix medical suspensions (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

For compete UFC Phoenix results and play-by-play click here.

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