UFC Ottawa Medical Suspensions: Al Iaquinta Facing 180-Day Layoff

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 6, 2019


Al Iaquinta was battered and bloodied after going five rounds with Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 151, and as a result, he could be looking at six months on the shelf.

A full list of medical suspensions were released by the Ontario Office of the Athletics Commissioner, although it wasn’t immediately clear if Iaquinta could have term shortened with medical clearance as is the norm. MMAjunkie.com received conflicting viewpoints from a commission spokesperson, who indicated the suspension was a set timeframe, and Iaquinta, who claimed that he could indeed be cleared sooner.

The exact nature of each fighter’s medical suspension was not specified.

UFC Fight Night 151 took place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on May 4 and saw Cerrone earn a unanimous decision win over Iaquinta in the evening’s main event. Cerrone received a 14-day term in victory. Iaquinta was the only fighter from the card to get a 180-day suspension.

UFC Fight Night 151 Medical Suspensions:

Donald Cerrone: suspended 14 days

Al Iaquinta: suspended 180 days

Derek Brunson: suspended 14 days

Elias Theodorou: suspended 14 days

Shane Burgos: suspended 14 days

Cub Swanson: suspended 30 days and medical clearance

Merab Dvalishvili: suspended 30 days

Brad Katona: suspended 14 days

Walt Harris: suspended 14 days

Sergey Spivak: suspended 60 days and medical clearance

Andrew Sanchez: suspended 30 days and medical clearance

Marc-Andre Barriault: suspended 14 days

Macy Chiasson: suspended 14 days

Sarah Moras: suspended 60 days

Vince Morales: suspended 30 days and medical clearance

Aiemann Zahabi: suspended 14 days

Nordine Taleb: suspended 14 days

Kyle Prepolec: suspended 14 days

Matt Sayles: suspended 14 days and medical clearance

Arjan Singh Bhullar: suspended 14 days

Juan Adams: suspended 30 days and medical clearance

Cole Smith: suspended 14 days

Mitch Gagnon: suspended 14 days

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