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UFC 301 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Receive Potential 180-Day Terms


Four fighters from UFC 301 could be sidelined for a significant period following Saturday’s card in Rio de Janeiro.

Drakkar Klose (right knee), Dione Barbosa (left shoulder), Ismael Bonfim (left foot, left leg) and Kevin Borjas (left leg) are all facing potential 180-day medical suspensions, per the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA). All of those terms can be reduced by physician clearance. Every fighter on the card received at least a precautionary 14-day suspension with seven days of no contact.

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Meanwhile, Jack Shore was suspended 45 days with 30 days of no contact after his bout against Joanderson Brito was stopped at the 3:35 mark of Round 2 due to a cut on his shin. While a cageside physician feared that Shore might have a fracture, his coach later revealed that was not the case.

UFC 301 took place at Farmasi Arena and saw Alexandre Pantoja retain his flyweight title with a five-round verdict against Steve Erceg in the evening’s main event. Both Pantoja and Erceg have been suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact.

UFC 301 Medical Suspensions: Alexandre Pantoja: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Steve Erceg: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Jose Aldo: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Jonathan Martinez: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Ihor Potieria: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Paul Craig: Suspended 60 days, 45 days no contact

Jack Shore: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Elves Brener: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Drakkar Klose: Suspended 180 days or until cleared of right knee injury (suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact if cleared)

Joaquim Silva: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Jamie Mullarkey: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact

Dione Barbosa: Suspended 180 days or until cleared of left shoulder injury (suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact if cleared)

Ernesta Kareckaite: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Ismael Bonfim: Suspended 180 days or until cleared of left foot and leg injury (suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact if cleared)

Vinc Pichel: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

Kevin Borjas: Suspended 180 days or until cleared of left leg injury (suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact if cleared)
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