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Medical Suspensions Issued after UFC Jacksonville: Indefinite Suspensions for Josh Emmett, Ilia Topuria, and Justin Tafa

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The UFC Jacksonville event witnessed an intense battle between Ilia Topuria and Josh Emmett in their main event showdown last Saturday. Consequently, both fighters have been handed indefinite medical suspensions.

On Wednesday, the Florida State Athletic Commission disclosed the medical suspensions arising from the event, specifically mentioning the headliners of the thrillingFight of the Night” in Jacksonville.

Although Topuria and Emmett received indefinite suspensions, it implies that they must obtain medical clearance before participating in any future fights. Such precautionary measures are typically implemented to ensure the well-being of fighters following a grueling encounter.

Topuria emerged victorious in a dominant decision over Emmett in the main event, delivering an impressive amount of punishment throughout the five rounds. This triumph brings Topuria closer to a potential title shot in the UFC’s featherweight division.

Additionally, Amanda Ribas has been placed under an indefinite suspension after her defeat to Maycee Barber in the co-main event. The Brazilian fighter endured a bloody battle before ultimately succumbing to a TKO in the second round.

Justin Tafa’s night was cut short due to a severe eye poke from Austen Lane, leading to the termination of their fight a mere 29 seconds into the opening round. Tafa has described the aftermath of the eye poke and now awaits medical clearance before resuming competition, following an indefinite suspension imposed by the Florida commission.

Furthermore, three other fighters—Wellington Turman, Mateusz Rebecki, and Loik Radzhabov—also received indefinite suspensions at the conclusion of UFC Jacksonville.

Below is the complete list of medical suspensions issued by the Florida Athletic Commission for UFC Jacksonville. Please note that specific details regarding medical conditions or injuries have not been disclosed by the commission:

  • Ilia Topuria: Indefinite suspension
  • Josh Emmett: Indefinite suspension
  • Amanda Ribas: Indefinite suspension
  • Justin Tafa: Indefinite suspension
  • Gabriel Santos: 60-day suspension
  • Bruno Silva: 30-day suspension
  • Wellington Turman: Indefinite suspension
  • Mateusz Rebecki: Indefinite suspension
  • Loik Radzhabov: Indefinite suspension

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