Three competitors from UFC Fight Night 117 are facing indefinite medical suspensions after this past Friday’s card in Japan.
Alex Morono (right hand), Daichi Abe (needs clearance from maxillofacial surgeon) and Hyun Gyu Lim (needs ophthalmologist clearance) have all been handed 180-day suspensions pending medical clearance. The UFC, which regulated the event, recently released a list of medical suspensions to mixedmartialarts.com.
UFC Fight Night 117 took place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and saw Ovince St. Preux submit short-notice foe Yushin Okami with a Von Flue choke in the evening’s light heavyweight main event. Okami was suspended 45 days due because he didn’t tap to the choke, with a minimum 30-day suspension with no contact.
UFC Fight Night 117 Medical Suspensions:
Alex Morono: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray for right hand, and suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for right eyebrow laceration
Daichi Abe: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by maxillofacial surgeon, and suspended minimum 45 days with 30 days no contact
Hyun Gyu Lim: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by ophthalmologist, and suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for nasal laceration
Luis Henrique da Silva: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for knockout
Yushin Okami: Suspended 45 days due to no tap on choke, leaving him unconscious, with 30 days no contact
Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 45 days for right eyebrow laceration; head CT scan was negative
Takanori Gomi: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
Rolando Dy: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
Keita Nakamura: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact; head CT scan was negative