Michael Bisping Handed 60-Day Medical Suspension Following Knockout Loss in China
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been sidelined for the next 60 days after being handed a medical suspension following his first round knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum in the main event at UFC Fight Night from Shanghai, China this past Saturday.
Bisping accepted the fight with Gastelum on two weeks notice after suffering a loss to Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 in New York. Following that loss, Bisping was given a 30 day medical suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission but he was later cleared and allowed to return early after additional testing was completed.
Now Bisping has been handed a 60-day suspension along with 45 days of no contact after he suffered a brutal knockout from Gastelum in the opening round of their fight.
UFC officials issued the medical suspensions via the official record keepers at MixedMartialArts.com.
Several other fighters on the card were handed lengthy suspensions based on potential injuries suffered inside the Octagon but they can all gain clearance earlier if cleared by a physician.
Here are the rest of the medical suspensions from UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Gastelum
Kelvin Gastelum: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Michael Bisping: 60 days due to knockout with 45 days no contact
Li Jingliang: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Zak Ottow: 180 days or until his right hand hand is cleared by an orthopedist with 30 day minimum suspension and 21 days no contact
Wang Guan: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Alex Caceres: 45 days due to right eyelid laceration and 30 days No Contact
Muslim Salikhov: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Alex Garcia: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Zabit Magomedsharipov: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Sheymon Moraes: 30 days and 21 days no contact due to hard bout
Kenan Song: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Bobby Nash: 45 days and 30 days no contact due to TKO
Kailin Curran: 30 days and 21 days No Contact due to hard bout
Yan Xiaonan: 45 days due to Lip Laceration and 30 days No Contact
Song Yadong: 180 days or right foot cleared by orthopedist and 30 day minimum suspension and 21 days no contact
Bharat Kandare: 30 days and 21 days no contact due to hard bout
Chase Sherman: 45 days and 30 days No Contact due to TKO
Shamil Abdurakhimov: 180 days or left thumb cleared by orthopedist, 30 day suspension minimum and 21 days No Contact
Wu Yanan: 30 days and 21 days no contact
Gina Mazany: 180 days or left toe x-rayed and cleared by a physician and 30 day suspension minimum and 21 days no contact
Wuliji Buren: 30 days and 21 days No Contact due to hard bout
Rolando Dy: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Cyril Asker: 7 days due to mandatory rest
Hu Yaozong: 30 days and 21 days no contact due to hard bout