UFC Fight Night 116 Medical Suspensions: ‘Zu’ Gets Indefinite Layoff For Right Eye Injury

By: Jordan Breen
Sep 18, 2017

A pair of late replacements are looking at the most serious suspensions after UFC Fight Night 116.

Heavyweight slugger Azunna Anyanwu suffered a three-round decision loss to Justin Ledet, stepping in on a week's notice for Ukraine's Dmitriy Sosnovskiy, while welterweight Alex Reyes filled in on just three days' notice for co-headliner Thiago Alves, suffering a first-round knockout defeat against Mike Perry. Anyanwu now faces an indefinite suspension pending an ophthalmologist clearing his right eye injury, while Reyes will sit for 60 days after his knockout.

Anyanwu and Reyes head the list of suspensions released Monday by the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission, following UFC Fight Night 116, which took Saturday night place at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

The card was headlined by former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold pounding out former two-division World Series of Fighting kingpin David Branch in the second round.
Krzysztof Jotko, Sergio Moraes and Jason Saggo all join Reyes with mandatory two-month suspension periods following their respective knockout losses.

UFC Fight Night 116 Medical Suspensions:

Azunna Anyanwu: Suspended indefinitely; must have right eye cleared before return.

David Branch: Suspended 45 days for facial cuts.

Gregor Gillespie: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Jason Gonzalez: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Uriah Hall: Suspended 30 days for facial cuts.

Anthony Hamilton: Suspended 30 days.

Krzysztof Jotko: Suspended 60 days.

Hector Lombard: Suspended 45 days.

Sergio Moraes: Suspended 60 days.

Alex Reyes: Suspended 60 days.

Jason Saggo: Suspended 60 days.

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