6 Strikeforce ‘Fedor vs. Silva’ Fighters Dealt Medical Suspensions


After sustaining brutal ground-and-pound at the hands of Antonio Silva during Saturday’s Strikeforce “Fedor vs. Silva” main event, Fedor Emelianenko will be required to spend a minimum of 90 days on the shelf, pending a CT scan.

The New Jersey State Athletic Control Board on Tuesday informed Sherdog.com of the medical suspensions from the event, which took place Feb. 12 at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.

Emelianenko was battered and beaten by heavy underdog Silva, who forced the bout to be stopped prior to the third round on the advice of the cageside physician. Emelianenko’s face suffered severe bruising, and his right eye was swollen completely shut after Silva gained the mount in the second round and rained down punches.

Emelianenko-Silva was one of two heavyweight grand prix quarterfinals contested at the show, the other being a bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski and onetime Pride Fighting Championships standout Sergei Kharitonov.

After a brief feeling out process that saw Arlovski attempt to use his movement to frustrate the Russian, the “Pitbull” was caught with a massive right hook that floored him. From there, the end was academic, as Kharitonov dropped multiple shots on the fallen Belarusian, rendering him unconscious. Arlovski was suspended 30 days for the KO defeat.

In other bouts, Gian Villante was suspended 30 days for his TKO loss to Chad Griggs. Though Griggs earned the win, he has also been suspended 30 days due to a hematoma on his ear caused by a Villante high kick.

From the undercard, Don Carlo-Clauss must spend at least 30 days inactive to allow a laceration to heal, while Anthony Leone has been suspended a minimum of 90 days for a broken nose.

Fedor Emelianenko: suspended 90 days for head strikes pending CT scan of head and facial bones

Andrei Arlovski: suspended 30 days for KO.

Gian Villante: suspended 30 days for TKO.

Chad Griggs: suspended 30 days for hematoma on ear.

Don Carlo-Clauss suspended 30 days for laceration healing.

Anthony Leone: suspended indefinitely pending ENT clearance of nose, required 90 days for healing

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 10 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 61 headliner Antonio Silva is benched for two months following his third knockout loss in four fights.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva got KO'd in the UFC Fight Night 61 main event, but was handed a minimal medical suspension. read news >>

  • 9 days ago
  • 4 views

Heavyweight Antonio Silva tops the list of medical suspensions arising from UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil. The Comissao Atletica Brasileira de MMA (CABMMA) announced the suspensions Monday, and they w read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 58 views

UFC Fight Night 61 will be headlined by a Top 15 heavyweight battle. No. 6-ranked Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva takes on No. 13-ranked Frank Mir. The two potential contenders are a combined 0-6 with one no read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 89 views

At UFC Fight Night 61, notable heavyweights Antonio Silva and Frank Mir will look to get back into the win column. Since earning a title shot against Junior dos Santos in May 2012, Mir has lost four read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 8 views

Phil and David lament matchmaking and MMA films while breaking down everything you need to know for Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Frank Mir. Frank Mir takes on Bigfoot Silva at heavyweight at Ultimate read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 10 views

Sunday's unusual UFC billing featured a heavyweight showdown between win-craving Frank Mir and Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva. Their UFC Fight Night 61 clash led a night full of unprecedented upsets, spine- read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 162 views

Frank Mir is back, and in a headliner that wrapped up a night full of upsets, the former heavyweight champion looked dominant with a quick win over Antonio Silva.Filed under: Featured, Featured Video read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 9 views

One of the storylines leading into UFC Fight Night: Bigfoot vs. Mir was whether Frank Mir should consider retirement. But once the evening was over, that conversation changed. Mir needed less than tw read news >>