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UFC on ESPN 13 medical suspensions: Diana Belbita faces six-month suspension after nasty armbar

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UFC on ESPN 13 preliminary card fighter Diana Belbita grimaced in pain after getting armbarred by Liana Jojua, and now she may be out of action for six months.

According to medical suspensions issued by the UFC, which regulated Wednesday’s event in Abu Dhabi, Belbita needs an MRI of her right elbow to avoid an extended layoff. She was one of four fighters who received a potential 180-day term.

UFC on ESPN 13 medical suspensions were released by official records keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

Flyweight co-headliner Ryan Benoit also faces a six-month medical suspension for his right thumb after UFC on ESPN 13. Benoit lost a unanimous decision to Tim Elliott in Wednesday’s co-headliner.

Headliners Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige went five rounds in the headliner, but escaped with relatively small suspensions. Ige is suspended for 45 days for bilateral lacerations, while Kattar got 30 days for a “hard bout.”

All fighters received a mandatory seven-day suspension from the UFC, which mirrors the Nevada State Athletic Commission’s guidelines when regulating events overseas.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions from UFC on ESPN 13:

Calvin Kattar: suspended 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Dan Ige: suspended 45 days for bilateral brow lacerations, 30 days no contact.

Tim Elliott: suspended 30 days for left brow lacerations, 21 days no contact.

Ryan Benoit: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray on right thumb, 21 days no contact.

Jimmie Rivera: suspended 30 days for right shoulder pain, 21 days no contact.

Cody Stamann: suspended 30 days for scalp lacerations, 21 days no contact.

Taila Santos: suspended 180 days or until cleared by X-ray on right foot, 21 days no contact.

Molly McCann: suspended 30 days for right eye swelling, 21 days no contact.

Mounir Lazzez: suspended 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Abdul Razak Alhassan: suspended 45 days for right hand pain, 30 days no contact.

Khamzat Chimaev: mandatory seven-day suspension.

John Phillips: suspended 30 days for bilateral brow lacerations, 21 days no contact.

Lerone Murphy: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Ricardo Ramos: suspended 45 days for TKO, 30 days no contact.

Modestas Bukauskas: suspended 180 days or until cleared by MRI of left knee, 21 days no contact.

Andreas Michailidis: suspended 45 days for TKO, 30 days no contact.

Jared Gordon: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Chris Fishgold: suspended 30 days for hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Liana Jojua: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Diana Belbita: suspended 180 days or until cleared by MRI of right elbow, 21 days no contact.

Jack Shore: mandatory seven-day suspension.

Aaron Phillips: mandatory seven-day suspension.