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Bellator 238 injuries, medical suspensions: Cyborg gets a week off, Budd benched 45 days

Bellator 238 Julia Budd v Cris Cyborg Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Bellator 238: “Budd vs. Cyborg” mixed martial arts (MMA) event went down last Sat. night (Jan. 25, 2020) from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., featuring a women’s featherweight title fight pitting 145-pound champion, Julia Budd, opposite UFC import, Cristiane Justino.

“Cyborg” won by way of violent fourth-round finish.

As a result, Budd will have to spend the next 45 days on the sidelines. Justino, by contrast, drew the minimum seven-day sit. Juan Archuleta, Joshua Jones, and three others, however, were not as lucky and could be out of action for up to six months.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions from Bellator 238, courtesy of MMA Fighting:

Cris Cyborg: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Julia Budd: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.
Darrion Caldwell: suspended mandatory seven days.
Adam Borics: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Juan Archuleta: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared for possible fracture of right shoulder/left hand; mandatory seven-day suspension.
Henry Corrales: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Sergio Pettis: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Alfred Khashakyan: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO.
Raymond Daniels: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Jason King: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.
Emilee King: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Ava Knight: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Tony Bartovich: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Jarrett Connor: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Ricardo Seixas: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Dominic Clark: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact (no exception) for TKO.
Joshua Jones: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by oral surgeon for possible jaw fracture; mandatory seven-day suspension.
Aaron Pico: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Daniel Carey: suspended for 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared for lower lip laceration; suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact (no exception) for KO.
AJ Agazarm: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Adel Altamimi: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of right/left hand; suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout.
Jay Jay Wilson: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Mario Navarro: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Curtis Millender: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Moses Murrietta: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Anthony Taylor: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Chris Avila: mandatory seven-day suspension.
Miguel Jacob: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of left thumb, also needs ophthalmologist clearance; mandatory seven-day suspension.
David Pacheco: suspended for 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for right eye/left cheek laceration; suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of left foot.

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 complete Bellator 238 results and fight coverage click here.