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UFC Shanghai medical suspensions: Michael Bisping out 60 days after KO loss

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Michael Bisping is out 60 days after suffering a first-round knockout at UFC Shanghai.
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Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping highlighted a list of 15 fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC Shanghai.

The UFC, which self-regulated the overseas event, released the show’s finalized medical suspension report Tuesday to ABC record keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

Just three weeks after his submission setback to Georges St-Pierre, Bisping suffered a nasty first-round knockout loss at the hands of Kelvin Gastelum in UFC Shaghai’s main event. As a result of damage sustained in the contest, Bisping will be forced to sit out 60 days before returning to active competition, per UFC officials.

Notably, that suspension window ends early enough to allow to Bisping hold his retirement fight on March 17 at UFC London, if he so desires.

Aside from Bisping, four other fighters received potential medial suspensions lasting longer than two months. Those fighters are: Zak Ottow (180 days, right hand), Song Yadong (180 days, right foot), Shamil Abdurakhimov (180 days, left thumb), and Gina Mazany (180 days, left toe).

UFC Shanghai took place Nov. 25, 2017 at Mercedes Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The card aired live on UFC Fight Pass.

A complete list of UFC Shanghai’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Zak Ottow: Suspended 180 days or requires clearance on right hand by orthopedic doctor; minimum suspension of 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact
  • Song Yadong: Suspended 180 days or requires clearance on right foot by orthopedic doctor; minimum suspension of 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact
  • Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended 180 days or requires clearance on left thumb by orthopedic doctor; minimum suspension of 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact
  • Gina Mazany: Suspended 180 days or requires x-ray on left toe; minimum suspension of 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact
  • Michael Bisping: Suspended 60 days no contest, 45 days no contact due to KO
  • Alex Caceres: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to right eyelid laceration
  • Bobby Nash: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Yan Xiaonan: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to lip laceration
  • Chase Sherman: Suspended 45 days no contest, 30 days no contact due to TKO
  • Sheymon Moraes: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Kailin Curran: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Bharat Kandare: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Wu Yanan: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact
  • Wuliji Buren: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Hu Yaozong: Suspended 30 days no contest, 21 days no contact due to hard bout
  • Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Li Jingliang: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Wang Guan: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Muslim Salikhov: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Alex Garcia: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Zabit Magomedsharipov: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Kenan Song: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Rolando Dy: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest
  • Cyril Asker: Suspended seven days for mandatory rest

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