UFC 201 Medical Suspensions

Tuesday August 2, 2016 UFC 201 took place at Philips Arena in Atlanta. The main card aired on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass. To read our complete coverage of the event click here, and for the UFC 201 Reebok Sponsorship Payout, Bonuses and Video Highlights click here.

In the main event, Woodley (16-3 MMA, 6-2 UFC) defeated welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (27-11 MMA, 12-5 UFC) to become the new UFC champion. Lawler will have a 45 days suspension with no contact for 30 days. Kowalkiewicz (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) defeated Namajunas (5-3 MMA, 3-2 UFC) in the co-main event. Karolina Kowalkiewicz is suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days.

The list includes 13 fighters that were given medical suspensions longer than the mandatory seven days, the only fighter that was given a longer supsention was Ryan Benoit. His suspension is 180 days unless he’s cleared prior to that by a doctor. The Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission released the following medical suspensions and you can have a look at the list below.




UFC 201 Medical Suspensions:

  • Robbie Lawler: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Matt Brown: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Erik Perez: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Francisco Rivera: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Ryan Benoit: Suspended 180 days unless cleared earlier by doctor.
  • Fredy Serrano: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Ed Herman: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Ross Pearson: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Damian Grabowski: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Michael Graves: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Bojan Velickovic: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
  • Cesar Arzamendia: Suspended 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
By: Roberto Villa
@fightbookmma

Photo Cover Credit: Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC / Contributor

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