MMAWeekly.com has compiled a list of the medical suspensions as handed down to the fighters who competed on last weekend’s Strikeforce: Barnett Vs. Kharitonov by the Ohio State Athletic Commission.
Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, Roger Gracie and Yoel Romero took home the longest suspensions, at sixty-days each for precautionary reasons linked to their knockout losses. Silva was defeated in the Strikeforce World Heavyweight Grand Prix semi-finals by Daniel Cormier, getting knocked out in the first round with a right uppercut and some ground and pound. Gracie fell to defeat when he met Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, also getting dropped with a right hand in the first round. A Cuban Olympic wrestler, Romero failed in his Strikeforce debut, coming up short against Raphael “Feijao” Cavalcante and getting knocked out with a spinning back fist in the second round.
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos and Amanda Nunes were both given thirty-day suspensions following technical knockout losses at the event. Santos was beaten by 21-year-old Canadian prospect Jordan Mein, falling to defeat after absorbing a torrent of standing elbows delivered by Young Guns in the third round. Nunes was taken out by another Canadian in Alexis Davis, suffering her first defeat by TKO after the smaller fighter weathered an early storm to come back and beat down the withering Nunes at the end of the second frame.
Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov went down on September 10 at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.