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Bellator 136 medical suspensions: Rafael Carvalho potentially suffered broken jaw in win over Joe Schilling

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E. Casey Leydon, MMA Fighting

Rafael Carvalho nabbed the upset win over Joe Schilling at Bellator 136, but he may have come out the worse for wear. Carvalho was one of six fighters who received potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of last Friday's Bellator event, having suffered a possible broken jaw over the course of his split decision over Schilling, according to information received by MMAFighting.com from the California State Athletic Commission.

Carvalho will now required to receive physician clearance on a potential right jaw fracture or be forced to sit out six months.

In addition to Carvalho, five fighters received similar six-months medical suspensions for potential injuries sustained during Bellator 136: Alexander Sarnavskiy (right knee fracture), former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov (right hand fracture), Saad Awad (right foot fracture), Fabricio Guerreiro (left hand fracture), and Jay Bogan (left knee fracture).

Bellator 136 took place April 10 at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Lightweight champion Will Brooks rallied from a slow start to defeat season seven tournament winner Dave Jansen in the night's main event, which aired live on Spike TV.

A complete breakdown of Bellator 136's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Rafael Carvalho: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential right jaw fracture; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Alexander Sarnavskiy: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential right knee fracture, MRI required; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Alexander Volkov: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential right hand fracture, x-ray required; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Saad Awad: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential right foot fracture; seven-day mandatory rest
  • Fabricio Guerreiro: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential left hand fracture, x-ray required; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Jay Bogan: Suspended 180 days or must be cleared by physician for potential left knee fracture, MRI required; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Dave Jansen: Suspended 60 days or must be cleared by physician for lacerations to left cheek, left eyebrow, right eyebrow; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Brian Rogers: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact; no exception due to hard bout
  • Aaron Miller: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact pending right eye clearance by ER doctor; seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Will Brooks: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Joe Schilling: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Marcin Held: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Tony Johnson: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Joey Beltran: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Rob Sinclair: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • John Teixeira: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • A.J. McKee : Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Marcos Bonilla: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Chad George: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Mark Vorgeas: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Justin Governale: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Steve Ramirez: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Jonathan Santa Maria: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Luc Bondole: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Chris Herrera: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Cleber Luciano: Seven-day mandatory rest period