5 Fighters Suspended Following ‘Fight for the Troops 2’

By Sherdog.com Staff Jan 24, 2011
Victory came with a price for heavyweight Matt Mitrione (Pictured).

In wake of his first-round technical knockout over Tim Hague at UFC “Fight for the Troops 2” on Saturday at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 10 alum was suspended indefinitely by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Mitrione received the medical suspension after he sustained an injury to the left hand he twice used to floor Hague. He must first be cleared by an orthopedist before he can return to duty.

The 31-year-old Mitrione, unbeaten in four professional outings, has emerged as an intriguing prospect in the heavyweight division. He trains under former world kickboxing champion Duke Roufus in Milwaukee.

Meanwhile, former Shooto champion Willamy “Chiquerim” Freire got more than he bargained for in his promotional debut against Waylon Lowe. The 23-year-old Nova Uniao representative received an indefinite suspension after sustaining damage to his right hand and right cheek in a unanimous decision defeat to Lowe. The setback snapped Freire’s 11-fight winning streak. He must be cleared by an orthopedist and a facial surgeon before he returns to work.

Hague, headliner Evan Dunham and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 quarter-finalist George Roop were all handed matching 30-day suspensions. Dunham succumbed to first-round strikes from the resurgent Melvin Guillard in the main event. Roop was victimized in a first-round technical knockout against top featherweight contender Mark Hominick.

UFC ‘Fight for the Troops 2’ Medical Suspensions

Matt Mitrione: Suspended indefinitely due to injured left hand and must be cleared by an orthopedist.

Willamy Freire: Suspended indefinitely due to injuries to the right hand and right cheek and must be cleared by an orthopedist and facial surgeon.

Evan Dunham: Suspended until Feb. 22 as a precaution.

Tim Hague: Suspended until Feb. 22 as a precaution.

George Roop: Suspended until Feb. 22 as a precaution.
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