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
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
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
Emelianenko: suspended 90 days for head strikes pending CT scan
of head and facial bones
Arlovski: suspended 30 days for KO.
Villante: suspended 30 days for TKO.
Griggs: suspended 30 days for hematoma on ear.
Carlo-Clauss suspended 30 days for laceration healing.
Leone: suspended indefinitely pending ENT clearance of nose,
required 90 days for healing