UFC 211 Medical Suspensions: Gabriel Benitez, Chas Skelly Facing 6 Months on the Shelf

By Jordan Breen May 15, 2017

Monday, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation's (TDLR) Combative Sports division released its list of medical suspensions following this past Saturday's UFC 211 card in Dallas and it's featherweights Gabriel Benitez and Chas Skelly facing the longest time on the shelf.

UFC 211 took place at the American Airlines Center and was headlined by the UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic's first-round knockout win over Junior dos Santos.

The TDLR did not disclose the medical particulars of individual suspensions, but both Benitez and Skelly have been handed potential 180-day suspensions, unless they're cleared by physicians. Benitez lost a 15-minute decision to Enrique Barzola, while Skelly was knocked out in the third round by Jason Knight. Knight said following the bout that he had broke Skelly's arm, noting that he heard several “pops” during an armbar attempt early in the first round.

The former UFC heavyweight champion dos Santos was handed a minimum 45-day suspension after his knockout loss to Miocic, while featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faces the same 45-day freeze after he was stopped after round two, courtesy of former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar smashing and swelling his left eye.

Unless noted otherwise, all fighters face a mandatory no-contact suspension for eight days.

UFC 211 “Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2” Medical Suspensions:

Gabriel Benitez: Suspended until Nov. 10
Chas Skelly: Suspended until Nov. 10

Junior dos Santos: Suspended until June 28
Jason Knight: Suspended until June 28
Dustin Poirier: Suspended until June 28
Yair Rodriguez: Suspended until June 28

Rashad Coulter: Suspended until June 23

Eddie Alvarez: Suspended until June 13
Marco Polo Reyes: Suspended until June 13

Jessica Andrade: Suspended until May 29
Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended until May 29
Jessica Aguilar: Suspended until May 23
Enrique Barzola: Suspended until May 23
David Branch: Suspended until May 23
Cortney Casey: Suspended until May 23
Frankie Edgar: Suspended until May 23
Krzysztof Jotko: Suspended until May 23
Demian Maia: Suspended until May 23
Jorge Masvidal: Suspended until May 23

Gadzhimurad Antigulov: Suspended until May 21
Joachim Christensen: Suspended until May 21
Stipe Miocic: Suspended until May 21
Chase Sherman: Suspended until May 21
James Vick: Suspended until May 21


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