UFC Fight Island 6 Medical Suspensions: Two Athletes Get Lengthy Layoffs

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 16: James Krause poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in on October 16, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

After the carnage at UFC Fight Island 6, there was somewhat surprisingly less in the way of length for the medical suspensions. When all was said and done, only two fighters will be facing the whopping six month layoff, although all were handed some amount of time off.

Among those with the big layoffs is main card winner James Krause. The Glory MMA and Fitness coach took the bout on short notice and won a decision over the previously undefeated Claudio Silva. He would not leave the cage unscathed though, as he suffered an apparent injury to his right knee. It’s unclear as to whether that knee was already compromised prior to the fight. Regardless, he’ll need that cleared by an MRI in order to return earlier.

Also facing the 180 days is Mark Striegl, who suffered a brutal knockout at the hands of Said Nurmagomedov. As Striegl attempted a single leg takedown, Nurmagomedov fired away with punches, ultimately stunning and stopping the fighter from the Philippines. The blows apparently did some damage to Striegl’s face as he’ll need to be cleared by an OMF to return prior to the end of his sentence.

Complete list of suspensions:

Brian Ortega – 30 Days
Chan Sung Jung – 45 Days
Jessica Andrade – 7 Days
Katlyn Chookagian – 30 Days
Jimmy Crute – 7 Days
Modestas Bukauskas – 45 Days
James Krause – 180 Days or until cleared by right knee MRI
Claudio Silva – 30 Days
Jonathan Martinez – 7 Days
Thomas Almeida – 30 Days
Guram Kutateladze – 30 Days
Mateusz Gamrot – 30 Days
Gillian Robertson – 7 Days
Poliana Botelho – 30 Days
Jun Yong Park – 30 Days
John Phillips – 30 Days
Fares Ziam – 30 Days
Jamie Mullarkey – 30 Days
Maxim Grishin – 7 Days
Gadzhimurad Antigulov – 45 Days
Said Nurmagomedov – 7 Days
Mark Striegl – 180 Days or unless cleared by maxillofacial surgeon

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.


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