UFC Fight Night Sioux Falls Medical Suspensions: McDonald, Four Others Get 60 Days

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 15, 2016


Michael McDonald is facing two months on the sideline following his first-round knockout loss to John Lineker at UFC Fight Night in Sioux Falls, S.D., on Wednesday.

The South Dakota Athletic Commission recently released a list of medical suspensions from the event to Sherdog.com on Friday. UFC Fight Night took place at the Denny Sanford Premier Center and saw Lineker drop McDonald twice en to a knockout victory 2:43 into the opening round of their bantamweight encounter.

Meanwhile, Tony Ferguson and Landon Vannata both received 30-day suspensions following their entertaining scrap in the co-main event, which Ferguson won via brabo choke in the second round. Further details regarding any of the suspensions were not revealed.

Four other fighters who competed at the UFC’s first-ever event in South Dakota received 60-day layoffs: Alexey Oleinik, Ben Nguyen, Cristina Stanciu and Devin Clark. Prior to 2013, there was no regulating body to sanction combat sports in the state until the South Dakota House of Representatives approved a bill to create an athletic commission.

UFC Fight Night ‘McDonald vs. Lineker’ Medical Suspensions:

Michael McDonald: 60 days

John Lineker: 7 days

Tony Ferguson: 30 days

Landon Vannata: 30 days

Tim Boetsch: 7 days

Josh Samman: 30 days

Alexey Oleinik: 60 days

Daniel Omielanczuk: 30 days

Keita Nakamura: 7 days

Kyle Noke: 30 days

Louis Smolka: 7 days

Ben Nguyen: 60 days

Katlyn Chookagian: 7 days

Lauren Murphy: 30 days

Sam Alvey: 7 days

Eric Spicely: 30 days

Cortney Casey: 7 days

Cristina Stanciu: 60 days

Scott Holtzman: 30 days

Cody Pfister: 60 days

Rani Yahya: 30 days

Matthew Lopez: 30 day

Alex Nicholson: 7 day

Devin Clark: 60 days

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