Bellator 142 Medical Suspensions: McGeary, Ortiz, Lawal, Newton, Thomson Facing 6 Months

By Tristen Critchfield Sep 22, 2015
Liam McGeary could be out of action for six months. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



A number of the main players from Bellator 142 “Dynamite” could be facing extensive layoffs.

The California State Athletic Commission released of medical suspensions from the event to MMAJunkie.com on Tuesday. Some of the notables facing six months on the sidelines include Liam McGeary, Tito Ortiz, Muhammed Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Josh Thomson.

Bellator 142 took place at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., this past Saturday and saw McGeary submit Ortiz with a reverse triangle to retain his light heavyweight crown in the evening’s headliner. McGeary must be cleared by a doctor for a left medial collateral leg strain or face 180 days on the shelf. Ortiz, meanwhile, could be out for six months unless he is cleared by a doctor for neck pain.

The card also featured a four-man light heavyweight tournament, which Phil Davis won to earn an eventual shot at McGeary’s title. “Mr. Wonderful” emerged with only a mandatory seven-day suspensions, but Lawal, who was unable to continue after defeating Linton Vassell due to a rib injury a semifinal bout, could be out for six months due to a possible right rib fracture. Newton must also be cleared for a possible rib cage fracture following his loss to Davis.

Finally, Thomson cruised to a third round-submission of Mike Bronzoulis is a featured lightweight clash, but “The Punk” needs to have an MRI or x-ray clearance for hip pain suffered as a result of that contest.

Bellator 142 Medical Suspensions:

Liam McGeary: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for lt. medial collateral leg strain

Tito Ortiz: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for neck pain

Phil Davis: suspended mandatory seven days

Francis Carmont: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout requiring MRI of brain

Josh Thomson: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right hip pain requiring MRI/X-ray

Mike Bronzoulis: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for loss of consciousness during submission

Emanuel Newton: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible fracture in right rib cage

Muhammed Lawal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right rib fracture requiring X-ray

David Blanco: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right hand fracture requiring X-ray; suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for left eyelid laceration

Victor Jones: suspended mandatory seven days

Mauricio Alonso: Suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for laceration over right eye

Nick Pica: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for left thumb and first metacarpal fracture

Brandon Hester: suspended mandatory seven days

DeMarco Villalona: suspended mandatory seven days

Israel Delgado: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout

J.J. Okanovich: suspended mandatory seven days

Carlos Eduardo Rocha: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout

James Terry: suspended mandatory seven days

Josh Paiva: suspended mandatory seven days

Matt Ramirez: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right elbow pain requiring X-ray

Gabriel Carrasco: suspended mandatory seven days

Joe Neal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for fractured left thumb

Adam Piccolotti: suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for right facial laceration

Salvador Becerra: suspended mandatory seven days

Ousmane Thomas Diagne: suspended mandatory seven days

Mike Malott: suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for laceration over left eyelid

Anthony Ruiz: suspended mandatory seven days

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