The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to Louisville, Ky., for the first time for last week’s UFC on Versus 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann. Diego Sanchez walked out of the Octagon with a unanimous decision victory following an amazing “Fight of the Night” battle with Martin Kampmann in the main event.
Besides hefty post-fight bonuses for their efforts, Sanchez and Kampmann each received a medical suspension after going toe-to-toe for three rounds. The Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority on Monday informed MMAWeekly.com of the full list of suspensions.
Neither Sanchez nor Kampmann can fight until they get medical clearance. Sanchez must get clearance for possible damage to his left orbital, while Kampmann must get his right hand cleared.
Three other fighters also received precautionary suspensions after being knocked out at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday night. Todd Brown, Thiago Tavares, and C.B. Dollaway all must wait at least 60 days before they are allowed to fight again.
KBWA Board Administrator Angela Robertson said that Kentucky did not conduct any drug testing for the event.
UFC vice president Marc Ratner, however, told MMAWeekly.com that independent testing was conducted at the event. Both main event fighters, Sanchez and Kampmann, were tested, as were four other fighters that were chosen at random by the testing company.