UFC 220 Medical Suspensions: Volkan Oezdemir Gets 45-Day Term After TKO Defeat

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 30, 2018


There were no especially lengthy medical suspensions handed down following UFC 220, but light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir could be out a little more than a month.

Oezdemir suffered a second-round technical knockout loss to Daniel Cormier in the evening’s co-main event at the TD Garden in Boston on Jan. 20. As a result, the Swiss fighter has received a 45-day medical suspension. Cormier emerged from the card with a clean bill of health.

The Massachusetts State Athletic Commission released medical suspensions from UFC 220 on Tuesday. Specific reasons for each term were not disclosed.

The lengthiest medical suspension imposed from the event was 60 days. Three competitors – Shane Burgos, Sabah Homasi and Gleison Tibau – received the two-month layoff. Also of note: Francis Ngannou got a 30-day suspension following his five-round decision defeat to Stipe Miocic in the heavyweight championship headliner.

UFC 220 Medical Suspensions:

Shane Burgos: Suspended 60 days

Sabah Homasi: Suspended 60 days

Gleison Tibau: Suspended 60 days

Volkan Oezdemir: Suspended 45 days

Thomas Almeida: Suspended 45 days

Dan Ige: Suspended 45 days

Francis Ngannou: Suspended 30 days

Calvin Kattar: Suspended 30 days

Gian Villante: Suspended 30 days

Enrique Barzola: Suspended 30 days

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