WSOF 12 Medical Report: Two Fighters Face Possible Six-Month Suspensions

August 11, 2014
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Luis Palomino KOs Lewis Gonzalez-WSOF12The Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions stemming from the World Series of Fighting 12 event on Monday. Two fighters face a potential six-month suspension due to injuries suffered on the Aug. 9 fight card at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Main event fighter Lewis Gonzalez was placed on suspension until Sept. 24 with no contact until Sept. 9 for lacerations to his scalp and right eyelid. He lost by TKO to Luis Palomino in the first round.

Ronny Markes is not allowed to compete before Sept. 24 and can have no contact until Sept. 9 due to a laceration to his left eyelid and “tenderness” in his right knee and left ankle.

Preliminary card fighter Jimmy Spicuzza could be out for six months following his first round loss to Lucus Montoya. Spicuzza must have injuries to his right orbital, nasal and fractures in his right hand cleared by a doctor or be sidelined until Feb. 6, 2015. At minimum Spicuzza can’t compete until Sept. 24 and have no contact until Sept. 9. Montoya was placed on suspension until Sept. 24 with no contact until Sept. 9 due to a laceration to his left cheek.

Jorge Lopez could also be facing a six-month suspension. He can’t compete until Sept. 9 and have no contact until Aug. 31. He must have his ribs x-rayed if they’re still painful in the next three or four days. If the ribs are indeed fractured or broken, Lopez will not be allowed to compete until Feb. 6, 2015.

Soslan Abanokov suffered a laceration to his left eyelid during his submission loss to Bryson Gutches and can’t compete until Sept. 9 with no contact until Aug. 31.

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