UFC on ABC 1 Medical Suspensions: Calvin Kattar Facing 180-Day Layoff

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 18, 2021


It should come as no surprise that Calvin Kattar received one of the longest medical suspensions following UFC on ABC 1.

Kattar is facing a potential 180-day layoff following a lopsided five-round defeat to Max Holloway in Saturday’s featherweight headliner at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. “The Boston Finisher” must receive doctor clearance on his nose to have that term reduced. At a minimum, Kattar is suspended 60 days with 45 days of no contact. Holloway, meanwhile, is suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact.

The UFC, which served as its own regulating body for the event, released a full list of medical suspensions to mixedmartialarts.com on Monday. Everyone on the card received at least a seven-day mandatory suspension.

Justin Tafa was the only other fighter to receive a potential 180-day suspension, as he needs a negative left-thumb X-ray to be cleared following a loss to Carlos Felipe at heavyweight.

UFC on ABC 1 Medical Suspensions:

Max Holloway: 30 days for hard bout and 21 days no contact

Calvin Kattar: 180 days or doctor clearance for nose. 60 days minimum with 45 days no contact

Carlos Condit: 30 days for hard bout and 21 days no contact

Matt Brown: 30 days for hard bout and 21 days no contact

Santiago Ponzinibbio: 60 days for KO defeat and 45 days no contact

Joaquin Buckley: 60 days for KO defeat and 45 days no contact

Dusko Todorovic: 45 days for TKO defeat and 30 days no contact

Justin Tafa: 180 days unless cleared by negative left thumb X-ray; minimum 30 days and 21 days no contact

David Zawada: 30 days for left eyelid laceration and 21 days no contact

Sarah Moras: 30 days for hard bout and 21 days for no contact

Austin Lingo: 30 days for chin laceration and 21 days no contact

Jacob Kilburn: 45 days for hard bout and 21 days no contact

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