All fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 25 last weekend were given mandatory suspensions, but only a handful of those fighters will be out of action for longer than seven days.
FightLine.com spoke with Louisiana Boxing and Wrestling Commission exec Alvin Topham, who released the medical suspensions list for the event, which went down on September 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Jake Shields, Jason MacDonald and Mike Lullo were each given thirty day suspensions following their losses that night. In the main event of the evening, Jake Shields faced off against Jake Ellenberger and was finished by knockout in the first round; it was the first time that Shields had been finished with strikes since 2000 in his third professional fight. MacDonald met the returning Alan Belcher in a middleweight contest and, after pulling guard, was beaten by The Talent until he verbally submitted at 3:48 of the first round. Mike Lullo was defeated on the undercard by Robert Peralta via unanimous decision.
Lance Benoist and Shamar Bailey took home the longest suspensions at sixty days apiece, for having each suffered injuries in their respective bouts. Benoist beat Matt Riddle via unanimous decision in his UFC debut; Bailey was beaten by Evan Dunham via unanimous decision.