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UFC Krakow medical suspensions: Gabriel Gonzaga, Joanne Calderwood potentially out six months

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Six fighters face layoffs stretching upwards of six months as a result of damage sustained at UFC Fight Night 64, including heavyweight headliner Gabriel Gonzaga, according to the event's official medical suspension report, which was released this week to Mixedmartialarts.com by the UFC.

The UFC acted as its own sanctioning body in Krakow, Poland, as is customary for international events staged in countries that lack their own organized commission.

Gonzaga suffered a brutal third-round TKO loss at the hands of Mirko Cro Cop in the event's headlining bout, a violent revenge eight years in the making after Gonzaga's memorable 2007 head kick finish of the Croatian. Now Gonzaga will be forced to the sidelines for upwards of 180 days, pending clearance from a negative CT scan on his head and face.

Along with Gonzaga, five other fighters received similar 180-day sentences for potential injuries suffered during the event: Jimi Manuwa (both shins), Sheldon Westcott (both elbows), Joanne Calderwood (right elbow), Yaotzin Meza (both elbows), and Anthony Hamilton (right eye).

UFC Fight Night 64 took place April 11 at the Tauron Arena Krakow. The event aired entirely on UFC Fight Pass.

A complete breakdown of UFC Fight Night 64's medical suspension report can be seen below.

  • Gabriel Gonzaga: Suspended 180 days or until cleared by negative CT of head and face; mandatory suspension of 45 days, 30 days no contact
  • Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both shins; mandatory suspension of 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Sheldon Westcott: Suspended 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both elbows; mandatory suspension of 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Joanne Calderwood: Suspended 180 days or orthopedic clearance of right elbow; mandatory suspension of 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Yaotzin Meza: Suspended 180 days or orthopedic clearance on both elbows; mandatory suspension of 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Anthony Hamilton: Suspended 180 days or ophthalmologist clearance of right eye; mandatory suspension of 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Seth Baczynski: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
  • Marcin Bandel: Suspended 45 days, 30 days no contact
  • Mirko Cro Cop: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Jan Blachowicz: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Pawel Pawlak: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Bartosz Fabinski: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Garreth McLellan: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Mickael Lebout: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Damien Stasiak: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Daniel Omielanczuk: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Rocky Lee: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Izabela Badurek: Suspended 30 days, 21 days no contact
  • Maryna Moroz: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Leon Edwards: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Sergio Moraes: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Alexandra Albu: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Stevie Ray: Seven-day mandatory rest period
  • Taylor Laplus: Seven-day mandatory rest period