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UFC Philadelphia medical suspensions: Two fighters receive potential indefinite suspensions

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Jessica Aguilar (pictured) lost to Marina Rodriguez at UFC Philadelphia.
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Two fighters have been issued extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report on Monday.

Light heavyweight winner Paul Craig, who defeated Kennedy Nzechukwu via harrowing third-round submission, and strawweight veteran Jessica Aguilar, who suffered a decision loss to Marina Rodriguez, were the two fighters issued potentially indefinite suspensions by the commission. As a result of potential damage sustained in their respective contests, both Craig and Aguilar will be forced to seek medical clearance before returning to active competition, per commission officials.

Other than Craig and Aguilar, six other fighters on the card received medical suspensions lasting longer than 30 days: Edson Barboza (90 days), Michael Johnson (60 days), Josh Emmett (45 days), Marina Rodriguez (45 days), Ross Pearson (45 days), and Sabina Mazo (45 days).

UFC Philadelphia took place March 30 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The night’s main card aired live on ESPN.

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

  • Paul Craig: Suspended indefinitely, requires doctor’s clearance
  • Jessica Aguilar: Suspended indefinitely, requires doctor’s clearance
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended 90 days
  • Michael Johnson: Suspended 60 days
  • Josh Emmett: Suspended 45 days
  • Marina Rodriguez: Suspended 45 days
  • Ross Pearson: Suspended 45 days
  • Sabina Mazo: Suspended 45 days
  • Justin Gaethje: Suspended 30 days
  • Kennedy Nzechukwu: Suspended 30 days
  • Sodiq Yusuff: Suspended 30 days
  • Sheymon Moraes: Suspended 30 days
  • Enrique Barzola: Suspended 30 days
  • Ray Borg: Suspended 30 days
  • Alex Perez: Suspended 30 days

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