UFC 237 medical suspensions: Rose Namajunas, Anderson Silva facing potential six-month orders

Former champions Rose Namajunas and Anderson Silva are each facing potential 180-day suspensions following Saturday’s UFC 237 event.

Strawweight Namajunas (8-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) needs to have her neck examined and cleared following her second-round knockout loss to new titleholder Jessica Andrade (20-6 MMA, 11-4 UFC), while middleweight Silva (34-10 MMA, 17-6 UFC) must have his right knee cleared after suffering a TKO loss to Jared Cannonier (12-4 MMA, 5-4 UFC).

Main-card winner Laureano Staropoli and loser Bethe Correia are also facing potential six-month orders from the Brazilian athletic commission (CABMMA) following Saturday’s event from Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

Staropoli (9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) must have his nose examined after his win over Thiago Alves (23-14 MMA, 15-11 UFC), while Correia (10-3-1 MMA, 4-3-1 UFC) and her right elbow proved a concern following her submission loss to Irene Aldana (10-4 MMA, 3-2 UFC).

Every fighter on the card received a minimum of a mandatory 14-day suspension, including seven days of no contact.

The full list of UFC 237 medical suspensions include:

Rose Namajunas: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedic doctor following neck MRI; minimum suspension of 60 days with 45 days of no contact for KO
Anderson Silva: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedic doctor following right knee MRI; minimum suspension of 45 days with 30 days of no contact
Laureano Staropoli: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedic doctor following nasal X-ray; minimum suspension of 30 days with 21 days of no contact
Bethe Correia: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by orthopedic doctor following right elbow X-ray or MRI; minimum suspension of 45 days with 30 days of no contact
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira: Suspended 60 days with 45 days of no contact for KO
Sergio Moraes: Suspended 60 days with 45 days of no contact for KO
Talita Bernardo: Suspended 60 days with 45 days of no contact for KO
Jessica Andrade: Suspended 45 days with 30 days of no contact for left eyelid laceration
Clay Guida: Suspended 45 days with 30 days of no contact for left lip and left eyebrow laceration
Carlos Huachin: Suspended 45 days with 30 days of no contact for TKO
Thiago Alves: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for left eye laceration
Thiago Moises: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for right eyelid laceration
Kurt Holobaugh: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for hard bout
B.J. Penn: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for inner lip laceration
Luana Carolina: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for right eye laceration
Priscila Cachoeira: Suspended 30 days with 21 days of no contact for hard bout
Jared Cannonier: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Alexander Volkanovski: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Jose Aldo: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Irene Aldana: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Ryan Spann: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Warlley Alves: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Raoni Barcelos: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact
Viviane Araujo: Mandatory suspension of 14 days, with 7 days of no contact

For complete coverage of UFC 237, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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