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UFC on FOX 23 medical suspensions: Julianna Pena, Aljamain Sterling out 180 days

UFC Fight Night: Shevchenko v Pena Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Julianna Pena highlighted a list of six fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC on FOX 23, according to information released Tuesday to MMA Fighting by the Colorado State Boxing Commission.

Pena suffered a second-round submission defeat at the hands of Valentina Shevchenko in the night’s main event, which aired live on FOX. Pena will now be required to seek physician clearance or sit out another 180 days before being allowed to resume active competition, per commission orders.

Along with Pena, five other fighters received potential medical suspensions stretching longer than two months: Aljamain Sterling (180 days), Jordan Johnson (180 days), Eric Shelton (180 days), Jorge Masvidal (90 days), and Marcos Rogerio De Lima (90 days). Unlike some other state athletic commissions, the Colorado State Boxing Commission does not publicly disclose any reasons for the length of its suspensions.

UFC on FOX 23 took place Jan. 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. A complete list of UFC on FOX 23’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Julianna Pena: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Aljamain Sterling: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Jordan Johnson: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Eric Shelton: Suspended 180 days, can be cleared earlier by physician; minimum suspension of 30 days
  • Jorge Masvidal: Suspended 90 days, can be cleared earlier by physician
  • Marcos Rogerio De Lima: Suspended 90 days, can be cleared earlier by physician; minimum suspension of 30 days (weight)
  • Andrei Arlovski: Suspended 60 days
  • Robert Nash: Suspended 60 days
  • Donald Cerrone: Suspended 45 days
  • Henrique da Silva: Suspended 45 days
  • Jason Knight: Suspended 30 days
  • Alex Caceres: Suspended 30 days
  • Sam Alvey: Suspended 30 days
  • Nate Marquardt: Suspended 30 days
  • Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended 30 days
  • Eric Spicely: Suspended 30 days
  • Jeremy Kimball: Suspended 30 days
  • J.C. Cottrell: Suspended 30 days
  • Jason Gonzalez: Suspended 30 days

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