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Affliction “Banned” Medical Suspensions: Fedor and Sylvia Suspended 180 Days

Affliction Banned PosterAffliction “Banned” headliners Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Sylvia are among nine fighters who have been issued medical suspensions by the California State Athletic Commission following the July 19th event in Anaheim, California.

Fedor, who defeated Sylvia via submission just 36-seconds into the opening round, has been suspended for 180 days due to a right hand injury and Sylvia has also been suspended for 180 days due to a left elbow injury.

Fighters can be cleared for competition early by a doctor and both “Banned” headliners will need early clearance as Emelianenko is set to take on Andrei Arlovski in the main event of Affliction 2 on October 11th and Sylvia is also expected to compete on the card.

Vitor Belfort and Mike Whitehead also received 180 day suspensions.

The ten-bout card aired on pay-per-view and FSN.

Here is the complete list of medical suspensions issued by the CSAC:

  • Fedor Emelianenko (defeated Tim Sylvia) — Suspended for 180 days due to a right hand injury.
  • Tim Sylvia (defeated by Fedor Emelianenko) — Suspended for 180 days due to a left elbow injury.
  • Ben Rothwell (defeated by Andrei Arlovski) — Suspended for 60 days due to an ear laceration.  Minimum 45 day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to a TKO loss.
  • Pedro Rizzo (defeated by Josh Barnett) — Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to a KO loss.
  • Mike Whitehead (defeated by Renato “Babalu” Sobral) — Suspended for 180 days due to a left hand injury.
  • Fabio “Negao” Nascimento (defeated by Matt Lindland) — Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days.
  • Edwin Dewees (defeated by Antonio Rogerio Nogueira) — Suspended for 180 days due to an undisclosed injury. Minimum 45 day suspension with no contact for 30 days due to a TKO loss.
  • Vitor Belfort (defeated Terry Martin) — Suspended for 180 days due to an undisclosed injury.
  • Terry Martin (defeated by Vitor Belfort) — Suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days due to a KO loss.

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