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UFC on ESPN 8 medical suspensions: Headliners Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris sidelined for 45 days

  • UFC recently wrapped up its third and final MMA event for the month of May with UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris
  • The UFC had to cancel all its scheduled events for the months of March and April but the promotion returned with a bang in May
Anurag Mitra
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Modified 18 May 2020, 22:24 IST

UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris
UFC Fight Night: Overeem v Harris

UFC recently wrapped up its third and final MMA event for the month of May with UFC on ESPN 8: Overeem vs. Harris which took place on May 16 at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, The UFC had to cancel all its scheduled events for the months of March and April but the promotion returned with a bang in May with three epic cards lined up one after the other, all within a span of just eight days.

When these modern-day gladiators square off inside the Octagon looking to beat the living daylights out of each other, there's bound to be some injuries and the UFC on ESPN 8 card was no exception.

Florida State Boxing Commission has released its list of medical suspensions for the UFC fighters competing at the event, with some athletes facing injury forced suspensions for as long as six months. The headliners on the night - Alistair Overeem and Walt Harris have each been handed 45-days of suspension due to injuries suffered during the fight.

Given below is the complete list of medical suspensions post UFC on ESPN 8 (h/t MMA Fighting):

Alistair Overeem: 45 days

Walt Harris: 45 days

Claudia Gadelha: 30 days

Dan Ige: 30 days

Edson Barboza: 30 days

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Song Yadong: 30 days

Marlon Vera: 30 days

Matt Brown: 60 days

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

Anthony Hernandez: 45 days

Giga Chikadze: 180 days or medical clearance. 30 days mandatory

Irwin Rivera: 180 days or medical clearance. 30 days mandatory

Darren Elkins: 45 days

Nate Landwehr: 30 days

Mara Romero Borella: 180 days or medical clearance. 30 days mandatory

Rodrigo Nascimento: Requires medical clearance, 30 days mandatory


Published 18 May 2020, 22:24 IST
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