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Bellator Dynamite medical suspensions: Liam McGeary, Tito Ortiz potentially out six months

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Sixteen fighters received extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of Bellator: Dynamite 1, including headliners Liam McGeary and Tito Ortiz. The California State Athletic Commission released the information Tuesday, as first reported by MMA Junkie.

McGeary defended his Bellator light heavyweight title with a first-round submission of Ortiz, but both fighters ended up attached to a list of nine athletes potentially sidelined for 180 days due to possible injuries suffered during the event.

That list reads as follows: McGeary (lt. medial collateral leg strain), Ortiz (neck pain), Josh Thomson (right hip pain), Emanuel Newton (fracture in right rib cage), Muhammed Lawal (right rib fracture), David Blanco (right hand fracture), Nick Pica (first metacarpal fracture), Matt Ramirez (right elbow pain), and Joe Neal (fractured left thumb).

Seven additional fighters received lesser suspensions ranging from 45 to 60 days for various injuries sustained during Bellator: Dynamite 1, which took place Sept. 19 at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. The event's main card aired live on Spike TV.

A complete list of Bellator: Dynamite 1's medical suspensions can be read below.

  • Liam McGeary: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for lt. medial collateral leg strain
  • Tito Ortiz: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for neck pain
  • Josh Thomson: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right hip pain requiring MRI/X-ray
  • Emanuel Newton: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible fracture in right rib cage
  • Muhammed Lawal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right rib fracture requiring X-ray
  • David Blanco: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible right hand fracture requiring X-ray; suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for left eyelid laceration
  • Nick Pica: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for left thumb and first metacarpal fracture
  • Matt Ramirez: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for right elbow pain requiring X-ray
  • Joe Neal: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for fractured left thumb
  • Mauricio Alonso: Suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for laceration over right eye
  • Adam Piccolotti: suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for right facial laceration
  • Mike Malott: suspended 60 days with 60 days unless cleared by doctor for laceration over left eyelid
  • Francis Carmont: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout requiring MRI of brain
  • Mike Bronzoulis: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for loss of consciousness during submission
  • Israel Delgado: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
  • Carlos Eduardo Rocha: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for knockout