UFC 247 Medical Suspensions: Valentina Shevchenko Faces Possible 6-Month Layoff

By Tristen Critchfield Feb 11, 2020

Valentina Shevchenko was dominant against Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247, but she still could be sidelined for a significant period of time following her latest flyweight title defense.

Shevchenko received a six-month medical suspension after Saturday’s event at the Toyota Center in Houston, according to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. “Bullet” defeated Chookagian via third-round technical knockout in the UFC 247 co-main event. The specific nature of her term was not revealed, although it is likely that Shevchenko can have that suspension reduced with doctor clearance. Chookagian, meanwhile, was suspended until March 25 — a 46-day layoff.

UFC 247 saw Jon Jones retain his light heavyweight belt with a five-round verdict over Dominick Reyes in the evening’s headliner. Both Jones and Reyes received one-month suspensions following the bout.

Two other fighters, Journey Newson and Andre Ewell, are also facing potential six-month suspensions.

UFC 247 Medical Suspensions:

Jon Jones: suspended until March 10.

Dominick Reyes: suspended until March 10.

Valentina Shevchenko: suspended until Aug. 7.

Katlyn Chookagian: suspended until March 25.

Justin Tafa: suspended until April 9.

Juan Adams: suspended until March 10.

Dan Ige: suspended until March 10.

Mirsad Bektic: suspended until March 10.

Derrick Lewis: suspended until Feb. 18.

Ilir Latifi: suspended until March 10.

Trevin Giles: suspended until Feb. 18.

James Krause: suspended until March 10.

Lauren Murphy: suspended until March 10.

Andrea Lee: suspended until March 10.

Mario Bautista: suspended until March 10.

Miles Johns: suspended until April 9.

Journey Newson: suspended until Aug. 7.

Domingo Pilarte: suspended until April 9.

Andre Ewell: suspended until Aug. 7.

Jonathan Martinez: suspended until Feb. 18.

Kalinn Williams: suspended until March 10.

Alex Morono: suspended until March 10.

Youssef Zalal: suspended until Feb. 18.

Austin Lingo: suspended until March 10.


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