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UFC 211 medical suspensions: Junior dos Santos, Yair Rodriguez out 45 days

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez were among several fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 211, according to information released Monday by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.

Dos Santos suffered a grisly first-round knockout loss to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the night’s main event, while Rodriguez fell short in his contendership bid against Frankie Edgar, losing via doctor’s stoppage between the second and third round due to damage Rodriguez sustained below his left eye. As a result of performances, both dos Santos and Rodriguez will be forced to sit out a minimum of 45 days before returning to active competition.

The four other fighters who received suspensions stretching 45 days or longer were: Chas Skelly (180 days), Gabriel Benitez (180 days), Dustin Poirier (45 days), and Jason Knight (45 days).

UFC 211 took place May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 211’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Chas Skelly: Suspended until November 10
  • Gabriel Benitez: Suspended until November 10
  • Junior dos Santos: Suspended until June 28
  • Yair Rodriguez: Suspended until June 28
  • Dustin Poirier: Suspended until June 28
  • Jason Knight: Suspended until June 28
  • Rashad Coulter: Suspended until June 23
  • Eddie Alvarez: Suspended until June 13
  • Marco Polo Reyes: Suspended until June 13
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended until May 29
  • Jessica Andrade: Suspended until May 29
  • Demian Maia: Suspended until May 23
  • Jorge Masvidal: Suspended until May 23
  • Frankie Edgar: Suspended until May 23
  • Krzysztof Jotko: Suspended until May 23
  • David Branch: Suspended until May 23
  • Cortney Casey: Suspended until May 23
  • Jessica Aguilar: Suspended until May 23
  • Enrique Barzola: Suspended until May 23
  • Stipe Miocic: Suspended until May 21
  • James Vick: Suspended until May 21
  • Chase Sherman: Suspended until May 21
  • Gadzhimurad Antigulov: Suspended until May 21
  • Joachim Christensen: Suspended until May 21

Source:: mma fighting