UFC Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: Ronaldo Souza, Formiga Out Six Months

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UFC Fight Night 28 Medical Suspensions: Ronaldo Souza, Formiga Out Six Months

Ronaldo Souza may have made a bigger statement than any at UFC Fight Night 28

The Brazilian middleweight joined Anderson Silva and Tim Boetsch as one of the only fighters to stop Yushin Okami inside the Octagon. While he's now considered one of the top contenders in the 185-pound division, Souza may have to be put on the shelf with a foot injury.

Souza joined flyweight star Jussier Formiga and UFC newcomer Kevin Souza on the short list of UFC Fight Night 28 fighters who could be out of action for six months due to medical suspensions.

Formiga also injured his foot, but he did so in a less spectacular performance. The 28-year-old was unable to take Joseph Benavidez to the ground and paid the price in the form of a first-round knockout loss. 

Meanwhile, Kevin Souza picked up a win over Felipe Arantes in his UFC debut. However, his right hand will need to go under the knife, which will delay his potential rise in the featherweight division.

The full list of UFC Fight Night 28 suspensions are as follows:

  • Glover Teixeira: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Ryan Bader: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Ronaldo Souza: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs x-ray on right foot
  • Yushin Okami: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Joseph Benavidez: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Jussier Formiga: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs x-ray on right foot
  • Piotr Hallmann: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Francisco Trinaldo: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Rafael Natal: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Tor Troeng: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Ali Bagautinov: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Marcos Vinicius: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Kevin Souza: suspended 180 days or until cleared by doctor, needs surgery on right hand
  • Felipe Arantes: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact
  • Lucas Martins: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Junior Hernandez: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact
  • Elias Silverio: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Joao Zeferino: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Ivan Jorge: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Keith Wisniewski: suspended 14 days with seven days no contact
  • Sean Spencer: suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact
  • Yuri Villefort: suspended 21 days with 14 days no contact

 

Sean Smith is a B/R MMA Featured Columnist. Follow him on Twitter @SeanSmithMMA.

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