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UFC 220 medical suspensions: Volkan Oezdemir potentially out 45 days

Daniel Cormier and Volkan Oezdemir
Volkan Oezdemir lost to Daniel Cormier at UFC 220.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir highlighted a list of 10 fighters to be given medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 220. The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation released the event’s finalized medical suspension report Tuesday to MMA Fighting.

Oezdemir suffered a second-round TKO loss to 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier in the night’s co-main event. As a result of damage sustained in the contest, the Swiss knockout artist will be forced to sit out 45 days before returning to active competition, per Massachusetts commission officials.

The nine other fighters who received similar medical suspensions were: Shane Burgos (60 days), Sabah Homasi (60 days), Gleison Tibau (60 days), Thomas Almeida (45 days), Dan Ige (45 days), Francis Ngannou (30 days), Calvin Kattar (30 days), Gian Villante (30 days), and Enrique Barzola (30 days).

Notably, the Massachusetts state commission does not publicly release the cause behind specific fighter medical suspensions.

UFC 220 took place Jan. 20 at the TD Garden in Boston, Mass. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 220’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Shane Burgos: Suspended 60 days
  • Sabah Homasi: Suspended 60 days
  • Gleison Tibau: Suspended 60 days
  • Volkan Oezdemir: Suspended 45 days
  • Thomas Almeida: Suspended 45 days
  • Dan Ige: Suspended 45 days
  • Francis Ngannou: Suspended 30 days
  • Calvin Kattar: Suspended 30 days
  • Gian Villante: Suspended 30 days
  • Enrique Barzola: Suspended 30 days

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