UFC Fight Night 25: Shields vs. Ellenberger Official Medical Suspensions

The Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission released the medical suspensions for UFC Fight Night 25. All fighters were given mandatory seven day suspensions, with only four fighters receiving longer suspensions. UFC lightweight, Shamar Bailey and welterweight newcomer, Lance Benoist picked up the lengthiest medical suspensions and will have to sit it out for a minimum of sixty days.

Among those four fighters was former welterweight number one contender Jake Shields, who received a standard 30 day suspension for his TKO loss. Alvin Topham, chairman of the LBWC, stated that Shields verbally submitted shortly before the referee was about to step in. The outcome of the bout will not be changed however, as the commission has ruled the referee was already in the process of stopping the fight.

Jason MacDonald also receieved a standard 30 day suspension for the beating received by Alan Belcher in the first bout of the main card Saturday night.

The Suspensions for UFC 25:

Shamar Bailey: Suspended for 60 days due to facial trauma, tough fight
Lance Benoist: Suspended for 60 days due to severe cut that required 12 stitches
Jake Shields: Suspended for 30 days due to TKO
Jason MacDonald: Suspended for 30 days due to TKO
Jake Ellenberger: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Court McGee: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Dongi Yang: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Erik Koch: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Jonathan Brookins: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Alan Belcher: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Vagner Rocha: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Cody McKenzie: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Evan Dunham: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Matt Riddle: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Ken Stone: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Donny Walker: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Seth Baczynski: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Clay Harvison: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
T.J. Waldburger: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Mike Stumpf: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Robert Peralta: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Mike Lullo: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Justin Edwards: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons
Jorge Lopez: Suspended for 7 days for precautionary reasons

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