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UFC Fight Island 5 injuries, medical suspensions: Cory Sandhagen, two others, hit with possible six-month sit

UFC Fight Night: Moraes v Sandhagen Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC Fight Island 5 injuries and medical suspensions for the athletes who competed at the “Moraes vs Sandhagen”-led event this past weekend (Sat., Oct. 10, 2020) from inside Flash Forum on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, have been obtained by MMA.tv.

Leading the way in mandatory sits is Cory Sandhagen, who knocked out Marlon Moraes in the main event of the evening with a spinning wheel kick (see it again here). Before “Sandman” gets to mount his return, he first has to be cleared by an ophthalmologist or be forced to ride the pine for six months after suffering an eye injury during the fight.

Also, Tom Breese was hit with an extended sit after suffering damage to his knee during his knockout win over K.B. Bhullar.

Here is the complete list of injuries and suspensions (via MMA Fighting):

  • Cory Sandhagen: 180-day suspension unless cleared by ophthalmologist. Minimum 30-day suspension with 21 days no contact
  • Marlon Moraes: 45-day suspension, 21 days no contact
  • Edson Barboza: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Makwan Amirkhani: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Marcin Tybura: 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact
  • Ben Rothwell: 45 days for right eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Dricus Du Plessis: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Markus Perez: 60 days due to knockout, 45 days no contact
  • Tom Aspinall: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Alan Baudot: 30 days for TKO, 21 days no contact
  • Ilia Topuria: 30 days for left eyelid laceration, 21 days no contact
  • Youssef Zalal: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Tom Breese: 180 days unless cleared by doctor from right knee MRI and left tibula/fibula X-ray. Minimum suspension for 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • KB Bhullar: 45 days for TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Chris Daukaus: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Rodrigo Nascimento: 180 days unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Mandatory 30-day suspension with 21 days no contact due to right scale laceration
  • Joaquin Buckley: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Impa Kasanganay: 180 days unless cleared by an ophthalmologist. Mandatory 60-day suspension with 45 days no contact after knockout.
  • Tony Kelley: 180 days unless cleared by physician for right elbow MRI and right tibula/fibula X-ray. Minimum 30-day suspension with 21 days no contact
  • Ali AlQaisi: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Giga Chikadze: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Omar Morales: 180 days unless cleared by a physician for right elbow MRI, left tibula/fibula and left ankle X-ray. Minimum suspension for 30 days with no contact for 21 days
  • Tracy Cortez: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Stephanie Egger: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Tagir Ulanbekov: 7 days mandatory rest
  • Bruno Silva: 30 days for right eyebrow laceration, 21 days no contact

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 UFC Fight Island results and fight coverage click here.