After UFC on Fox 24, the list of medical suspensions is much shorter than you might expect.
On Monday, Sherdog.com obtained a list of post-fight suspensions after the UFC's April 15 bill at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The card was headlined by UFC flyweight king Demetrious Johnson's record-tying 10th consecutive title defense, as “Mighty Mouse” armbarred jiu-jitsu ace Wilson Reis in the third round.
Despite the UFC on Fox 24 featuring 13 bouts and 26 fighters, the list of suspensions provided by the Missouri Office of Athletics features just four names, all of whom were halted via strikes or technical submission.
The longest suspension on the docket, 90 days, was handed to “Ultimate Fighter 23” winner Andrew Sanchez. The 29-year-old “El Dirte” was ahead on the scorecards headed into the third and final round of his middleweight bout with Anthony Smith, eating a brutal head kick and punches that knocked him down and out.
Thirty-day suspensions were also given to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Patrick Williams who both suffered second-round knockout defeats, as well as Nathan Coy, who was choked unconscious via guillotine by Zak Cummings. No other fighter, whether they won or lost, was given longer than the mandatory seven-day minimum suspension. UFC on Fox 24 Medical Suspensions:
Andrew Sanchez: suspended 90 days.
Nathan Coy: suspended 30 days.
Ronaldo Souza: suspended 30 days.
Patrick Williams: suspended 30 days.