After their light heavyweight rematch in the UFC Fight Night 127 co-main event, Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa each could be looking at six months on the sidelines.
Blachowicz (22-7 MMA, 5-4 UFC) beat Manuwa (17-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) by unanimous decision in the co-feature this past Saturday The O2 in London. The entire card streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.
Blachowicz needs an X-ray to clear his left hand or he’ll be out for 180 days. He can return sooner if he’s cleared, but faces a minimum suspension of 30 days and 21 days with no contact. And Manuwa needs to have a broken nose cleared by an ENT before he can return, or he’ll sit for 180 days. He’s out a minimum of 45 days with no contact.
MMAjunkie today receieved the list of UFC Fight Night 127 medical suspensions from MixedMartialArts.com, the sport’s official database.
Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (11-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) also got a potential 180-day suspension for his submission win over Mark Godbeer (13-4 MMA, 2-2 UFC) to open the card. A possibile right orbital fracture has him out unless he’s cleared by a doctor. At minimum, he’s out for 30 days with no contact.
The full list of medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 127 includes:
Alexander Volkov: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact for a forehead laceration.
Fabricio Werdum: Suspended 60 days with 45 days no contact for knockout loss.
Jan Blachowicz: Suspended 180 days unless left hand cleared by doctor. Additionally, suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 180 days unless nose cleared by ENT. Additionally, suspended 45 days with no contact.