Oleinik Facing Six-Month Medical Suspension

Following a first round TKO last weekend by Alistair Overeem, it may be a long time until we see Aleksei Oleinik inside the Octagon.

Oleinik, who main evented the UFC’s return to Russia on April 20th, has been handed a 180 day medical suspension by the UFC, who self-regulated the event from St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Russian fighter was handed a lengthy suspension due to a potential rib fracture, but can return if he’s cleared by an orthopedist.

Also handed a six-month seat on the bench is featherweight competitor Seungwoo Choi, who seems to have suffered a broken nose in his UFC debut loss to Movsar Evloev. Choi must sit for at least 45 days after a mandatory “hard bout” suspension.

The complete list of UFC on ESPN+ 7 medical suspensions include:

Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended 180 days for left rib fracture unless cleared from orthopedic doctor
Seungwoo Choi: Suspended 180 days unless cleared by nasal X-ray; minimum suspension of 45 days for hard bout
Marcelo Golm: Suspended 60 days for knockout with 45 days of no contact
Marcin Tybura: Suspended 60 days for TKO with 45 days of no contact
Gadzhimurad Antigulov: Suspended 60 days for knockout with 45 days of no contact
Rafael Fiziev: Suspended 60 days for TKO with 45 days of no contact
Alen Amedovski: Suspended 30 days for right eyebrow laceration and 21 days of no contact
Shamil Abdurakhimov: Suspended 30 days for lip laceration and 21 days of no contact
Alistair Overeem: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Islam Makhachev: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Arman Tsarukyan: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Sergei Pavlovich: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Roxanne Modafferi: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Antonina Shevchenko: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Krzysztof Jotko: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Movsar Evloev: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Sultan Aliev: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Keita Nakamura: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Alexander Yakovlev: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Alex Da Silva: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Michal Oleksiejczuk: Mandatory seven-day suspension
Magomed Mustaev: Mandatory seven-day suspension

Info Via MMAJunkie

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