UFC Fight Night Lincoln Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Facing Potential 6-Month Layoffs

By Tristen Critchfield Aug 29, 2018


Five fighters from this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 135 card could be looking at an extended time on the shelf.

According to medical suspensions released by the Nebraska Athletic Commission, Cortney Casey-Sanchez, Warlley Alves, Cory Sandhagen, Iuri Alcantara and Luke Sanders have all been handed 180-day sentences. Those suspensions can be reduced with doctor clearance. The exact nature of each fighter’s injury was not revealed by the commission.

UFC Fight Night 135 took place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., on Aug. 25 and saw Justin Gaethje score a first-round knockout of James Vick in the evening’s lightweight headliner. Vick received a 60-day medical suspension as a result of the knockout, while Gaethje emerged from the event with a clean bill of health.

UFC Fight Night 135 Medical Suspensions:

Cortney Casey-Sanchez: Suspended 180 days, can receive doctor clearance to return sooner; minimum suspension of 30 days

Warlley Alves: Suspended 180 days, can receive doctor clearance to return sooner; minimum suspension of 60 days

Cory Sandhagen: Suspended 180 days, can receive doctor clearance to return sooner; minimum suspension of 60 days

Iuri Alcantara: Suspended 180 days, can receive doctor clearance to return sooner; minimum suspension of 60 days

Luke Sanders: Suspended 180 days, can receive doctor clearance to return sooner; minimum suspension of 30 days

James Vick: Suspended 60 days

Tim Williams: Suspended 60 days

Drew Dober: Suspended 45 days

Jon Tuck: Suspended 45 days

Angela Hill: Suspended 30 days

Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 30 days

John Moraga: Suspended 30 days

Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days

James Krause: Suspended 30 days

Andrew Sanchez: Suspended 30 days

Markus Perez: Suspended 30 days

Bryan Barberena: Suspended 14 days

Kalindra Faria: Suspended 14 days

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