UFC Fight Night 29 medical suspensions: Mike Pierce out 180 days

Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Two days after UFC Fight Night 29 in Barueri, Brazil, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) announced the medical suspensions, and Mike Pierce was handed a 180-day medical suspension after his 31-second loss to Rousimar Palhares.

According to the CABMMA, Pierce can be cleared to compete before if the results if his MRI shows no major injuries in his knee and ankle.

Nineteen additional fighters on the UFC Fight Night 28 card received precautionary medical suspensions, including welterweight headliners Demian Maia and Jake Shields. Erick Silva, who was knocked out by Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main event, is suspended for 60 days.

The complete UFC Fight Night 29 medical suspension report can be seen below:

Garret Whiteley: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Chris Cariaso: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
David Mitchell: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
Igor Araujo: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
Alan Patrick: suspended 15 days, 7 days no contact
Iliarde Santos: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Yan Cabral: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
Ildemar Alcantara: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
TJ Dillashaw: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Mike Pierce: suspended 180 days, can fight sooner with physician clearance (knee and ankle)
Joey Beltran: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Matt Hamill: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Dong Hyun Kim: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Jake Shields: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Raphael Assuncao: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Rousimar Palhares: suspended 14 days, 7 days no contact
Fabio Maldonado: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Thiago Silva: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Erick Silva: suspended 60 days, 45 days no contact
Demian Maia: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact

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