Several Indefinite Medical Suspensions Given After UFC Atlantic City

Lightweight contender Kevin Lee dominated Edson Barboza in the UFC Fight 128 main event on Saturday at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Several of the 22 fighters that competed on the 11-bout card received indefinite suspensions pending CT scans and other testing.

Edson Barboza vs Kevin Lee UFC Atlantic City weigh-inLee grounded and pounded Barboza and earned a fifth-round doctor stoppage.  Following the fight, Barboza was given a mandatory 60-day suspension with no contact for 30 days, but was suspended indefinitely pending results from CT scans of his head and facial bones. Lee was suspended 30 days with no contact for two weeks.

Featherweight contender Frankie Edgar soundly defeated Cub Swanson by unanimous decision in a rematch. Swanson received a minimal suspension of 14 days, while Edgar walked away unscathed.

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The UFC Fight Night 128 medical suspensions were released to MMAWeekly.com by the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

UFC Fight Night 128: Barboza vs. Lee Medical Suspensions

  • Kevin Lee: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 14 days
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended indefinite pending CT scans on head and facial bones.  Barboza faces a mandatory 60-day suspension with no contact for 30 days.
  • Cub Swanson: Suspended 14 days with no contact.
  • Justin Willis: Suspended indefinite pending x-rays of ribs, right hip, and groin.  Willis faces a mandatory 30-day suspension.
  • Chase Sherman: Suspended 30 days.
  • David Branch: Suspended indefinite pending x-rays of lower left leg.
  • Thiago Santos: Suspended 60 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Aljamain Sterling: Suspended indefinitely pending x-rays of ankle and foot. 
  • Brett Johns: Suspended indefinite pending a neurological exam.  Johns faces a mandatory 45-days suspenson.
  • Jim Miller Suspended indefinite pending CT scans of head and orbits.  Miller faces a mandatory 60-days suspension with no contact for 21 days.
  • Ryan LaFlare: Suspended indefinite pending x-rays of left elbow and knee.  LaFlare faces a mandatory 14-day suspension with no contact.
  • Alex Garcia: Suspended 14 days with no contact.
  • Siyar Bahadurzada: Suspended indefinite pending x-rays of right hand and right ribs.
  • Luan Chagas: Suspended indefinite pending CT scans of head and abdomen as well as a neurological exam.  Chagas faces a mandatory 60-day suspension with no contact for 21 days.
  • Patrick Cummins: Suspended indefinite pending CT scans of head and abdomen.  Cummins faces a mandatory 60-day suspension due to right eye laceration.
  • Merab Dvalishvil: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 15 days.
  • Ricky Simon: Suspended 30 days.
  • Keita Nakamura: Suspended 45 days for left eyelid laceration.