UFC on Fox 23 Medical Suspensions: Julianna Pena Facing Potential 6-Month Layoff

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 31, 2017


Julianna Pena could be sidelined for six months following her loss to Valentina Shevchenko in the UFC on Fox 23 headliner this past Saturday.

The Colorado State Boxing Commission released a list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place at the Pepsi Center in Denver. Pena tapped to an armbar 4:29 into the second round of her encounter with Shevchenko. The specific nature of the suspensions from the event were not revealed. Shevchenko did not receive a suspension of any kind.

Three other fighters from the event are facing 180 days on the sideline pending physician clearance: Aljamain Sterling, Jordan Johnson and Eric Shelton.

UFC on Fox 23 Medical Suspensions:

Julianna Pena: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician.

Jorge Masvidal: Suspended 90 days or until cleared by a physician.

Donald Cerrone: Suspended 45 days.

Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 60 days.

Jason Knight: Suspended 30 days.

Alex Caceres: Suspended 30 days.

Sam Alvey: Suspended 30 days.

Nate Marquardt: Suspended 30 days.

Aljamain Sterling: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician.

Bobby Nash: Suspended 60 days.

Jordan Johnson: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician.

Luis Henrique da Silva: Suspended 45 days.

Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended 30 days.

Eric Spicely: Suspended 30 days.

Jeremy Kimball: Suspended 30 days.

Marcos Rogerio de Lima: Suspended 90 days or until cleared by a physician; suspended a minimum of 30 days.

Eric Shelton: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by a physician; suspended a minimum of 30 days.

J.C. Cottrell: Suspended 30 days.

Jason Gonzalez: Suspended 30 days.

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