UFC Fight Night 120 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Facing 180-Day Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 14, 2017


Four fighters from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 120 card in Norfolk, Va., are looking at potentially lengthy layoffs.

The Virginia Department of Professional & Occupational Regulation released a list of medical suspensions from the event on Tuesday. UFC Fight Night 120 took place at the Ted Constant Convocation Center and saw Dustin Poirier submit Anthony Pettis in the third round of the evening’s lightweight headliner. Pettis was suspended for 60 days following the bout.

As for those facing a little bit more time on the shelf: Nate Marquard (face), Raphael Assuncao (right ankle), John Dodson (left hand) and Nina Ansaroff (left knee) could all be out for up to 180 days pending medical clearance.

Marquardt dropped a split decision to Cezar Ferreira in a featured middleweight affair, while Assuncao scored a third-round knockout of Matthew Lopez at bantamweight. Dodson dropped a closely-contested split verdict against Marlon Moraes at 135 pounds, and Nina Ansaroff outpointed Angela Hill at strawweight.

UFC Fight Night 120 Medical Suspensions:

Nate Marquardt: suspended 180 days/30-day minimum or cleared by face CT

Raphael Assuncao: suspended 180 days/30-day minimum or cleared by x-ray of right ankle

John Dodson: suspended 180 days or cleared by x-ray of left hand

Nina Ansaroff: suspended 180 days/30 day-minimum or cleared by MRI of left knee

Anthony Pettis: suspended 60 days

Diego Sanchez: suspended 60 days

Cezar Ferreira: suspended 60 days

Matthew Lopez: suspended 60 days (KO)

Joe Lauzon: suspended 45 days

Court McGee: suspended 45 days

Dustin Poirier: suspended 30 days

Junior Albini: suspended 30 days

Marlon Moraes: suspended 30 days

Michel Quinones: suspended 30 days

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