UFC on ESPN 13 Medical Suspensions: 4 Fighters Receive Potential 6-Month Terms

By: Jay Pettry
Jul 17, 2020

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Two main card competitors from the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s mid-week event are facing six-month suspensions after their hard-fought battles.

On Friday, the promotion provided this information to mixedmartialarts.com as no commission is present in the country. While the UFC on ESPN 13 headliner was not a bout that will force either competitor to stay away from the sport for long, co-main event fighter Ryan Benoit is staring down the barrel of a 180-day suspension due to damage taken to his right thumb. Benoit can be cleared with an X-Ray, but at a minimum he has been handed down a 21-day suspension with no contact.

Earlier on the main card, Taila Santos captured a decision over Molly McCann, and may have injured her foot in the process. She has been issued a 180-day suspension that can be cleared by an X-Ray as well, and like Benoit, she has a minimum 21-day suspension with no contact even if given the go-ahead by medical professionals.

On the preliminary portion of the event, Modestas Bukauskas won his debut by knockout at the end of the first round, but he may be facing a lengthy suspension of his own. He will need to cleared by a left knee MRI in order to come back sooner than six months, with his own 21-day no contact order. Finally, Diana Belbita received a 180-day suspension that can be lifted if she is cleared from an MRI to her right elbow. Like those mentioned before her, she will sit out a minimum of three weeks with no contact.

UFC on ESPN 13 Medical Suspensions:

Calvin Kattar: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days
Dan Ige: Suspended for 45 days due to bilateral eyebrow laceration with no contact for 30 days

Tim Elliott: Suspended 30 days due to left eyebrow lacerations with no contact for 21 days
Ryan Benoit: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by right thumb X-Ray; also suspended 21 days with no contact

Jimmie Rivera: Suspended 30 days due to right shoulder pain with no contact for 21 days
Cody Stamann: Suspended 30 days due to scalp laceration with no contact for 21 days

Molly McCann: Suspended 30 days due to right eye swelling with no contact for 21 days
Taila Santos: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by right foot X-Ray; also suspended 21 days with no contact

Abdul Razak Alhassan: Suspended 45 days due to right hand pain with no contact for 30 days
Mounir Lazzez: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

John Phillips: Suspended 30 days due to bilateral eyebrow laceration with no contact for 21 days
Khamzat Chimaev: Suspended seven days

Ricardo Ramos: Suspended 45 days for knockout loss with no contact for 30 days
Lerone Murphy: Suspended seven days

Modestas Bukauskas: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by left knee MRI; also suspended 21 days with no contact
Andreas Michailidis: Suspended 45 days for knockout loss with no contact for 30 days

Jared Gordon: Suspended seven days
Chris Fishgold: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

Diana Belbita: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by right elbow MRI; also suspended 21 days with no contact
Liana Jojua: Suspended seven days

Jack Shore: Suspended seven days
Aaron Phillips: Suspended seven days

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