UFC on ESPN 8 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Facing 180-Day Layoffs

By: Tristen Critchfield
May 18, 2020


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Four fighters are looking at a potentially lengthy time on the sidelines following UFC on ESPN 8.

The Florida State Boxing Commission released a full list of medical suspensions from the event to Sherdog.com on Monday. UFC on ESPN 8 took place at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday and saw Alistair Overeem defeat Walt Harris by second-round technical knockout in the evening’s headliner. Both Overeem and Harris received 45-day suspensions from the FSBC, which does not disclose the specific nature of each medical suspension.

The following four athletes were suspended for 180 days pending medical clearance: Miguel Baeza, Giga Chikadze, Irwin Rivera and Mara Romero Borella.

UFC on ESPN 8 Medical Suspensions:

Alistair Overeem: Suspended 45 days

Walt Harris: Suspended 45 days

Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 30 days

Dan Ige: Suspended 30 days

Edson Barboza: Suspended 30 days

Yadong Song: Suspended 30 days

Marlon Vera: Suspended 30 days

Matt Brown: Suspended 60 days

Miguel Baeza: Suspended 180 days or medical clearance; 30 days mandatory.

Anthony Hernandez: Suspended 45 days

Giga Chikadze: Suspended 180 days or medical clearance; 30 days mandatory

Irwin Rivera: Suspended 180 days or medical clearance; 30 days mandatory

Darren Elkins: Suspended 45 days

Nate Landwehr: Suspended 30 days

Mara Romero Borella: Suspended 180 days or medical clearance; 30 days mandatory

Rodrigo Nascimento Ferreira: Requires medical clearance; 30 days mandatory

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