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UFC Fight Night 96 medical suspensions: After rib injury, Will Brooks suspended indefinitely

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Former Bellator lightweight champion received an indefinite medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 96, the Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) announced this week.

Brooks is believed to have injured his rib early in his UFC Fight Night 96 contest against Alex Oliveira before succumbing to a third-round TKO at the hands of the Brazilian, who missed weight by 5.5 pounds. According to the OSAC, Brooks will be required to receive clearance from a physician before being allowed to return to active competition.

Aside from Brooks, six other fighters received medical suspensions stretching longer than two weeks: Tamdan McCrory (60 days), Cody East (45 days), John Lineker (30 days), Joachim Christensen (30 days), Jonathan Wilson (30 days), and Ion Cutelaba (28 days).

UFC Fight Night 96 took place Oct. 1 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. John Lineker defeated fellow bantamweight contender John Dodson via split decision in the night’s main event.

A complete list of UFC Fight Night 96’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Will Brooks: Suspended indefinitely, requires ER documentation and physician clearance
Tamdan McCrory: Suspended for 60 days
Cody East: Suspended for 45 days
John Lineker: Suspended for 30 days, no contact 21 days
Joachim Christensen: Suspended for 30 days
Jonathan Wilson: Suspended for 30 days
Ion Cutelaba: Suspended for 28 days
Andre Fili: Suspended for 14 days
Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended for 14 days, no contact 7 days
Curtis Blaydes: Suspended for 14 days
John Dodson: Suspended for 7 days
Alex Oliveira: Suspended for 7 days
Zak Ottow: Suspended for 7 days
Josh Burkman: Suspended for 7 days
Brandon Moreno: Suspended for 7 days
Louis Smolka: Suspended for 7 days
Luis Henrique da Silva: Suspended for 7 days
Hacran Dias: Suspended for 7 days ….View full article

Source:: mma fighting