UFC Norfolk Medical Suspensions: Joseph Benavidez Gets 90 Days After TKO Defeat

By: Tristen Critchfield
Mar 2, 2020


Joseph Benavidez will have three months to recover following his technical knockout loss to Deiveson Figueiredo in the UFC Fight Night 169 headliner this past Saturday.

Benavidez received a 90-day medical suspension from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation after his defeat in the flyweight title bout at the Chartway Arena in Norfolk, Va. Benavidez also required a suture for the laceration which resulted from an accidental clash of heads in the fight.

Figueiredo, who was ineligible to win the flyweight belt due to missing weight, did not receive a medical suspension after the bout.

Meanwhile, Zarah Fairn dos Santos, was stopped via punches and elbows by Felicia Spencer in the opening round of the featherweight co-main event, was suspended for 60 days and needs to submit X-ray clearance for her left orbital socket in order to be reinstated.

UFC Fight Night 169 Medical Suspensions:

Joseph Benavidez: suspended for 90 days with 90 days no contact, needs suture for laceration.

Zarah Fairn dos Santos: suspended for 60 days, needs to submit X-ray for left orbital socket to be reinstated.

Ion Cutelaba: suspended for 30 days.

Norma Dumont Viana: suspended for 60 days.

Tom Breese: suspended for 30 days.

T.J. Brown: suspended for 30 days.

Aalon Cruz: suspended for 30 days.

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