UFC 211 Medical Suspensions: Gabriel Benitez, Chas Skelly Facing 6 Months on the Shelf
By: Jordan Breen May 15, 2017
Monday, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR)
Combative Sports division released its list of medical suspensions
following this past Saturday's UFC 211 card in Dallas and it's
Benitez and Chas Skelly
facing the longest time on the shelf.
UFC 211 took place at the American Airlines Center and was
headlined by the UFC heavyweight champion Stipe
Miocic's first-round knockout win over Junior dos
The TDLR did not disclose the medical particulars of individual
suspensions, but both Benitez and Skelly have been handed potential
180-day suspensions, unless they're cleared by physicians. Benitez
lost a 15-minute decision to Enrique
Barzola, while Skelly was knocked out in the third round by
Knight. Knight said following the bout that he had broke
Skelly's arm, noting that he heard several “pops” during an armbar
attempt early in the first round.
The former UFC heavyweight champion dos Santos was handed a minimum
45-day suspension after his knockout loss to Miocic, while
featherweight prospect Yair
Rodriguez faces the same 45-day freeze after he was stopped
after round two, courtesy of former UFC lightweight champion
Edgar smashing and swelling his left eye.
Unless noted otherwise, all fighters face a mandatory no-contact
suspension for eight days.
UFC 211 “Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2” Medical