Bellator 131 Medical Suspensions: Will Brooks Faces 6-Month Layoff for Rib Injury

By C.J. Tuttle Nov 18, 2014
Will Brooks suffered a rib injury in his Bellator title defense. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com



Will Brooks finished Michael Chandler during the fourth round of their lightweight title rematch at Bellator 131 on Nov. 15, but the champion came out of the bout with the longer medical suspension.

The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday released a full list of medical suspensions from the event to Sherdog.com. The card took place at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif.

Brooks, along with Joe Vedepo, could face the card’s longest layoff of 180 days pending examinations of their individual ailments. Chandler, along with Stephan Bonnar and Nam Phan, received a lesser suspension, getting a 60-day sit.

Bellator 131 Medical Suspensions

Tito Ortiz: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Stephan Bonnar: 60 days pending medical clearance of laceration to right cheek and left temporal scalp, seven-day mandatory rest period

Will Brooks: 180 days pending medical clearance for left rib injury, seven-day mandatory rest period

Michael Chandler: 60 days pending medical clearance of laceration to right eye, 45/30 days no exceptions

Joe Schilling: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Melvin Manhoef: 45/30 days no exception

Mike Richman: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Nam Phan: 60 days pending medical clearance of laceration to left eyelid, 45/30 days no exceptions

Muhammed Lawal: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Joe Vedepo 180 days pending medical clearance of right orbital fracture, laceration to right eye, 45/30 days no exceptions

Joao Paulo Faria: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Ian Butler: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Kyle Bolt 45/30 days no exceptions

A.J. Matthews: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Jonathan Santa Maria: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Ron Henderson 180 days pending medical clearance of left orbital fracture, 45/30 days no exception

Andy Murad: 60 days pending medical clearance for laceration to left eye and scalp, seven day mandatory rest period

Bubba Pugh: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Nick Garcia: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Matt Ramirez: 180 days pending medical clearance (neuro required), seven-day mandatory rest period

Jordan Bailey: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Alex Higley: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Mark Vorgeas: Seven-day mandatory rest period

Rolando Perez: Seven-day mandatory rest period

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