UFC Fight Night Halifax Medical Suspensions: Five Fighters Receive 6-Month Layoffs

By C.J. Tuttle Oct 9, 2014
Rory MacDonald finished Tarec Saffiedine during the third round of their welterweight main event bout at UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” and “Sponge” came out of the fight with a concussion.

The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority on Wednesday released the full list of medical suspensions. UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” took place Oct. 4 at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

It’s worth noting that state athletic commissions will often give extended suspensions to fighters who have experienced a technical knockout for precautionary reasons.

UFC Fight Night “MacDonald vs. Saffiedine” Medical Suspensions:

Rory MacDonald: suspended seven days

Tarec Saffiedine: suspended 45 days for a concussion

Raphael Assuncao: suspended seven days

Bryan Caraway: suspended 30 days for facial lacerations

Chad Laprise: suspended seven days

Yosdenis Cedeno: suspended 30 days with no contact during training for 21 days for soft tissue swelling

Elias Theodorou: suspended seven days

Bruno Santos: suspended seven days

Nordine Taleb: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early with further medical examination

Li Jing Liang: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early with further medical examination; needs CAT scan on arms and exam for cut near eye

Jake Lindsay: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early with further medical examination

Paul Felder: suspended nine days

Jason Saggo: suspended 180 days with no contact for 30 days, but can be cleared early with further medical examination and a CAT scan

Chris Kelades: suspended seven days

Patrick Holohan: suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days

Albert Tumenov: suspended seven days

Matt Dwyer: suspended 180 days but can be cleared early with further medical examination and a CAT scan

Pedro Munhoz: suspended seven days

Jerrod Sanders: suspended 14 days with no contact for seven days

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