UFC Fight Night 135 medical suspensions: Five get potentially lengthy sits

Five fighters were given lengthy medical suspensions following their bouts at UFC Fight Night 135, though they can return quicker with a doctor’s clearance.

Both fighters involved in the event’s “Fight of the Night” winner, Cory Sandhagen (9-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and Iuri Alcantara (36-10 MMA, 10-7 UFC), have been ruled out potentially for 180 days unless they are cleared ahead of that by a doctor. At the minimum, each has been suspended for 60 days. In the fight, Alcantara nearly had Sandhagen finished with a first-round armbar. But Sandhagen rallied to nearly finish Alcantara with brutal ground-and-pound later in the round. Then he put him away in the second.

The medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 135, which took place this past Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb., first were reported by MMAfighting.com. The main card aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Cortney Casey (8-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) also got a potential six-month sit after her split-decision win over Angela Hill (8-5 MMA, 3-5 UFC). Warlley Alves (12-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) could be out six months after his knockout loss to James Krause (26-7 MMA, 7-3 UFC). And Luke Sanders (12-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC) could be out six months after his submission loss to Rani Yahya (26-9 MMA, 11-3 UFC).

The full list of suspensions from UFC Fight Night 135 include:

James Vick: Suspended 60 days.
Cortney Casey: Suspended 30 days. Additionally, suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor.
Angela Hill: Suspended 30 days.
Bryan Barberena: Suspended 14 days.
Jake Ellenberger: Suspended 30 days.
John Moraga: Suspended 30 days.
Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days.
Tim Williams: Suspended 60 days.
James Krause: Suspended 30 days.
Warlley Alves: Suspended 60 days. Additionally, suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor.
Cory Sandhagen: Suspended 60 days. Additionally, suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor.
Iuri Alcantara: Suspended 60 days. Additionally, suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor.
Andrew Sanchez: Suspended 30 days.
Markus Perez: Suspended 30 days.
Kalindra Faria: Suspended 14 days.
Drew Dober: Suspended 45 days.
Jon Tuck: Suspended 45 days.
Luke Sanders: Suspended 30 days. Additionally, suspended 180 days unless cleared by doctor.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 135, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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