UFC Fight Island 8 Medical Suspensions: Only Two Lengthy Terms

Manon Fiorot and Victoria Leonardo, UFC Fight Island 8
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 19: (L-R) Opponents Manon Fiorot of France and Victoria Leonardo face off during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 19, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Lots of violence went down on Fight Island this past Wednesday, but although there were plenty of bouts the usual lengthy suspensions were few and far between. Twenty-eight fighters in total took to the cage and just two will be faced with the typical maximum of 180 days on the shelf.

The first of such suspensions comes from the first fight of the morning. Victoria Leonardo made her UFC debut after a dominant performance on the Contender Series over Chelsea Hackett. Her first bout on the big stage didn’t go quite as well, as she lost by TKO to tough French prospect Manon Fiorot. In the process, it seems like one of the many kicks of Fiorot may have broken the right forearm of Leonardo. She’ll need x-rays to confirm said break and then a clean x-ray in the future to lessen that six month suspension.

While Mike Davis had a much better time in the cage this week than Leonardo, he’ll be facing the same suspension. Not only did Davis pick up a win for his efforts against Mason Jones, but he scored a sweet 50k for fight of the night as well. During the battle, it appears that Davis injured his thumb, likely during a punch. His left thumb will need to be cleared by an x-ray or it will be half a year before he’ll be able to build on this momentum.

The full list of medical suspensions from UFC Fight Island 8 is as follows:

Michael Chiesa – 30 Days
Neil Magny – 7 Days
Warlley Alves – 7 Days
Mournir Lazzez – 30 Days
Ike Villanueva – 7 Days
Vinicius Moreira – 60 Days
Viviane Araujo – 7 Days
Roxanne Modafferi – 45 Days
Matt Schnell – 7 Days
Tyson Nam – 7 Days
Lerone Murphy – 30 Days
Douglas Silva de Andrade – 30 Days
Omari Ahkmedov – 7 Days
Tom Breese – 30 Days
Ricky Simon – 7 Days
Gaetano Pirrello – 7 Days
Su Mudaerji – 30 Days
Zarrukh Adashev – 30 Days
Dalcha Lungiambula – 7 Days
Markus Perez – 30 Days
Francisco Figueiredo – 30 Days
Jerome Rivera – 7 Days
Mike Davis – 180 Days or until cleared by left thumb x-ray
Mason Jones – 45 Days
Umar Nurmagomedov – 7 Days
Sergey Morozov – 30 Days
Manon Fiorot – 7 Days
Victoria Leonardo – 180 Days or until cleared by right forearm x-ray

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.