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UFC 201 medical suspensions: Ryan Benoit potentially out 180 days

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Flyweight up-and-comer Ryan Benoit headlined a list of 13 fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 201, the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission announced Monday.

Benoit, who fought and defeated Fredy Serrano via split decision on the night’s pay-per-view opener, will be required to receive doctor’s clearance on an undisclosed injury or sit on the sidelines for six months.

Aside from Benoit, no other fighter on the card received a suspension stretching longer than 45 days.

UFC 201 took place July 30, 2016 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyron Woodley dispatched Robbie Lawler via first-round knockout to capture the UFC welterweight title in the night’s main event, which aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 201’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Ryan Benoit: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician
Robbie Lawler: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Matt Brown: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Francisco Rivera: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Ed Herman: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Damian Grabowski: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Cesar Arzamendia: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Erik Perez: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Fredy Serrano: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Ross Pearson: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Michael Graves: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Bojan Velickovic: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
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