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UFC Fight Night 96 medical suspensions: After rib injury, Will Brooks suspended indefinitely

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator lightweight champion received an indefinite medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 96, the Oregon State Athletic Commission (OSAC) announced this week.

Brooks is believed to have injured his rib early in his UFC Fight Night 96 contest against Alex Oliveira before succumbing to a third-round TKO at the hands of the Brazilian, who missed weight by 5.5 pounds. According to the OSAC, Brooks will be required to receive clearance from a physician before being allowed to return to active competition.

Aside from Brooks, six other fighters received medical suspensions stretching longer than two weeks: Tamdan McCrory (60 days), Cody East (45 days), John Lineker (30 days), Joachim Christensen (30 days), Jonathan Wilson (30 days), and Ion Cutelaba (28 days).

UFC Fight Night 96 took place Oct. 1 at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon. John Lineker defeated fellow bantamweight contender John Dodson via split decision in the night's main event.

A complete list of UFC Fight Night 96's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Will Brooks: Suspended indefinitely, requires ER documentation and physician clearance
  • Tamdan McCrory: Suspended for 60 days
  • Cody East: Suspended for 45 days
  • John Lineker: Suspended for 30 days, no contact 21 days
  • Joachim Christensen: Suspended for 30 days
  • Jonathan Wilson: Suspended for 30 days
  • Ion Cutelaba: Suspended for 28 days
  • Andre Fili: Suspended for 14 days
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended for 14 days, no contact 7 days
  • Curtis Blaydes: Suspended for 14 days
  • John Dodson: Suspended for 7 days
  • Alex Oliveira: Suspended for 7 days
  • Zak Ottow: Suspended for 7 days
  • Josh Burkman: Suspended for 7 days
  • Brandon Moreno: Suspended for 7 days
  • Louis Smolka: Suspended for 7 days
  • Luis Henrique da Silva: Suspended for 7 days
  • Hacran Dias: Suspended for 7 days
  • Walt Harris: Suspended for 7 days
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos: Suspended for 7 days
  • Keita Nakamura: Suspended for 7 days
  • Nate Marquardt: Suspended for 7 days
  • Ketlen Vieira: Suspended for 7 days
  • Kelly Faszholz: Suspended for 7 days

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