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“UFC Live: Sanchez Vs. Kampmann” Complete Medical Suspensions

It’s hard to argue that last week’s UFC Live: Sanchez vs. Kampmann fight card, which aired live on Versus from the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky, didn’t deliver on the entertainment front.

Mark Muñoz rallied back from an early onslaught by opponent CB Dollaway to lay out “The Doberman” with a powerful right hand, forcing a stoppage to their fight (which Dollaway complained about, but was justified). Brian Bowles proved his first win over Damacio Page was no fluke, as the former WEC bantamweight champ rebounded from a loss and a year-long layoff to repeat almost exactly the same outcome of their first meeting, finishing Page with a guillotine choke in the first round. Alessio Sakara was surprisingly defeated by octagon newcomer Chris Weidman, via unanimous decision and main eventers Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann left their hearts–and a good portion of their blood–in the cage as they battled back and forth over three rounds in about that was eventually ruled in Sanchez’s favor.

Last week, the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority released the medical suspensions issued as a result of the action on the card, and it was revealed that CB Dollaway, and preliminary card fighters Todd Brown and Thiago Tavares were all issued 60 day suspensions for having their lights shut off in their respective bouts. Also, KBWA authorities explained that they required further examination to determine the length of the suspensions to be handed to Sanchez and Kampmann, who both emerged from their bout bloodied and battered.

Now, has learned that both men have been suspended indefinitely, pending clearance from different doctors. Sanchez must have his left orbital examined and cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon before he returns to competition, and Kampmann must have his right hand examined and cleared by an orthopedic doctor before he can step back into the cage.