UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspensions: 'Jacare' Souza, Jussier Formiga out 180 days

Guilherme Cruz

Three fighters received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 28, the Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) revealed to MMAFighting.com on Saturday.

Former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Jussier Formiga, and Kevin Souza were each handed 180-day medical suspensions due to injuries suffered during the event in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. All three can potentially fight sooner with physician clearance.

According to the CABMMA, both Ronaldo Souza and Formiga broke their right foot midway through the first round of battles against Yushin Okami and Joseph Benavidez, respectively. However "Jacare's" coach told MMAFighting.com's Guilherme Cruz that his fighter's injury is actually less severe than reported and Souza will likely return to action sooner than expected.

Additionally, Kevin Souza broke his right hand on the way to collecting a split decision victory over Felipe Arantes on the night's preliminary card.

18 additional fighters on the UFC Fight Night 28 card received precautionary medical suspensions, including light heavyweight headliners Glover Teixeira and Ryan Bader. Teixeira, who survived early trouble to earn a first-round knockout win, will be sidelined 30 days (with 21 days no contact), while Bader will be out 45 days (with 30 days no contact).

The complete UFC Fight Night 28 medical suspension report can be seen below.

Glover Teixeira: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Ryan Bader: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Ronaldo Souza: suspended 180 days, can fight sooner with physician clearance, requires x-ray on right foot
Yushin Okami: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Joseph Benavidez: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Jussier Formiga: suspended 180 days, can fight sooner with physician clearance, requires x-ray on right foot
Piotr Hallmann: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Francisco Trinaldo: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Rafael Natal: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Tor Troeng: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Ali Bagautinov: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Marcos Vinicius: suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
Kevin Souza: suspended 180 days, can fight sooner with physician clearance, requires surgery on right hand
Lucas Martins: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Junior Hernandez: suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
Elias Silverio: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Joao Zeferino: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Ivan Jorge: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Keith Wisniewski: suspended 14 days, seven days no contact
Sean Spencer: suspended 21 days, 14 days no contact
Yuri Villefort: suspended 21 days, 14 days no contact

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