Bellator 237 Medical Suspensions: Three Fighters Facing Indefinite Terms

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 30, 2019


Three fighters from Saturday’s Bellator 237 card are facing indefinite medical suspensions.

Goiti Yamauchi, Lorenz Larkin and Shinsho Anzai all received indefinite suspensions unless they are medically cleared. Yamauchi and Larkin must have a kidney check cleared by a nephrologist after missing weight prior to the event. Anzai, meanwhile, must have an MRI cleared by a doctor following a second-round knockout loss to Michael Page. At a minimum, Anzai is sidelined for 60 days due to the KO defeat.

Six of the competitors on the main card did not receive a medical suspension of any kind. MMAjunkie.com initially obtained a list of medical suspensions from Bellator 237.

Bellator 237 took place at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and saw Fedor Emelianenko stop Quinton Jackson at the 2:37 mark of Round 1 in the evening’s heavyweight headliner. “Rampage” will be suspended 60 days due to the knockout loss, while Emelianenko emerged with a clean bill of health.

Bellator 237 Medical Suspensions:

Goiti Yamauchi: suspended indefinitely until kidney check cleared by a nephrologist (Yamauchi missed weight)

Ilara Joanne: suspended 30 days for TKO loss

Lorenz Larkin: suspended indefinitely until kidney check cleared by a nephrologist (Larkin missed weight)

Shinsho Anzai: suspended indefinitely until MRI is cleared by doctor; also suspended 60 days for knockout loss

Sidney Outlaw: suspended 60 days for knockout loss

Quinton Jackson: suspended 60 days due to knockout loss

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