Bellator 238 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Facing 180-Day Terms

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 28, 2020


Juan Archuleta is one of four fighters from the Bellator 238 card who is facing six months on the shelf.

Archuleta is suspended for 180 days with 180 days of no contact for a potential fractures to his right shoulder and left hand. That term can be shortened with physician clearance. Archuleta garnered a unanimous verdict over Henry Corrales in a featherweight bout on Saturday’s main card.

The California State Athletic Commission recently released a full list of medical suspensions from the event. Bellator 238 took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and saw Cristiane Justino claim featherweight gold with a stoppage of Julia Budd in the evening’s main event. Everyone on the card, including “Cyborg,” received at least a seven-day mandatory suspension.

Three other fighters are facing 180-day suspensions pending doctor clearance: Joshua Jones (jaw), Adel Altamimi (hand) and Miguel Jacob (thumb).

Bellator 238 Medical Suspensions:

Julia Budd: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.

Juan Archuleta: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of right shoulder/left hand; mandatory seven-day suspension.

Alfred Khashakyan: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact (no exception) for KO.

Jason King: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO.

Dominic Clark: suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact (no exception) for TKO.

Joshua Jones: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by oral surgeon for possible jaw fracture; mandatory seven-day suspension.

Daniel Carey: suspended for 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for lower lip laceration; suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact (no exception) for KO.

Adel Altamimi: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of right/left hand; suspended for 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout.

Miguel Jacob: suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of left thumb, also needs ophthalmologist clearance; mandatory seven-day suspension.

David Pacheco: suspended for 60 days with 60 days no contact or until cleared by physician for right eye/left cheek laceration; suspended for 180 days with 180 days no contact or until cleared by physician for possible fracture of left foot.

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