Bellator 165 Medical Suspensions: Chandler And Henderson Off 180 Days

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Medical suspensions from Bellator 165, which took place on Nov. 19, 2016 at the SAP Center (Shark Tank) in San Jose, California, have been released by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson received 180-day suspensions following their main event fight at the show. Chandler won by split decision to retain the Bellator lightweight championship.

We also learned that Kevin Ferguson Jr. (the son of Kimbo Slice) and Victor Jones left the event by ambulance due to issues explained by the CSAC below.

Here’s the full list:

  • Michael Chandler: 180 day medical suspension for right fibular fracture, must be cleared by physician; 60 day medical suspension for hard bout and right eyelid laceration, 45 days no contact
  • Benson Henderson: 180 day medical suspension for right ankle fracture, must be cleared by physician
  • Sheila Padilla: 180 day medical suspension for fractured nose, must be cleared by physician; 45 day medical suspension due to KO, 30 days no contact
  • Nick Pica: 180 day medical suspension for right wrist fracture, must be cleared by physician; 45 day mandatory suspension for KO, 30 days no contact
  • Dominic Sumner: 180 day medical suspension for right fourth metacarpal fracture, must be cleared by physician
  • J.J. Okanovich: 180 day medical suspension for fractured nose, must be cleared by physician
  • Luis Vargas: 180 day medical suspension for hyperextended right elbow, must be cleared by physician; 60 day medical suspension for cut lip, must be cleared by physician.
  • Justin Baesman: 60 day medical suspension for left eyelid laceration.
  • Beau Hamilton: 60 day medical suspension for scalp laceration
  • Cesar Gonzalez: 60 day medical suspension for left eye and scalp lacerations
  • Brandon Girtz: 45 day medical suspension for hard bout, 30 days no contact
  • Kevin Ferguson Jr.: 45 day medical suspension for exhaustion and dizziness, 30 days no contact; fighter had to be transported by ambulance to hospital after fight, must be cleared by physician
  • Carrington Banks: 45 day medical suspension for hard bout, 30 days no contact
  • Justin Roswell: 45 day mandatory suspension for TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Danasabe Mohammed: 45 day medical suspension for hard bout, 40 days no contact
  • Steve Ramirez: 45 day mandatory rest due to KO, 30 days no contact
  • Victor Jones: 45 day mandatory suspension for TKO, 30 days no contact; fighter had to be transported by ambulance to hospital due to nausea and severe dehydration, concern for cardiac vs. vasovagal
  • Michael Page: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Fernando Gonzalez: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Adam Piccolotti: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Keri-Anne Taylor-Melendez: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Linton Vassell: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Francis Carmont: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Aaron Hamilton: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Jake Roberts: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Diego Herzog: 7 day mandatory rest
  • James Terry: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Dwight Grant: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Sarah D'Alelio: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Jaimelene Nievera: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Jeremiah Labiano: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Vince Murdock: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Alvin Cacdac: 7 day mandatory rest
  • Hugo Lujan: 7 day mandatory rest

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