Ultimate Fighter 26 Medical Suspensions
Former Invicta FC women’s flyweight champion, Barb Honchak is facing a six-month medical suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC). Honchak allegedly has broken her right hand in a split decision loss to Lauren Murphy at the TUF 26 Finale in Las Vegas. If an X-ray comes back positive, Honchak will be suspended from competition until May 31, 2018.
Honchak made her return on The Ultimate Fighter this past season after a three year hiatus from the sport. She held the Invicta title for parts of two years and was one of the favorites to win the inaugural UFC flyweight belt. Nicco Montaño ended up beating Honchak in the semifinals and defeating Roxanne Modafferi for the belt Friday night.
Sean O’Malley is also facing a six-month suspension. He needs to get his left foot and left hand X-rayed. If either come back positive, O’Malley will be out until May 31, 2018. O’Malley defeated Terrion Ware at the TUF 26 Finale.
Ariel Beck, who fell by second-round TKO to Shana Dobson, must have her left wrist X-rayed. If it comes back positive, Beck will be medically suspended for six months. Same for Melinda Fabian, if an X-ray comes back positive on her left thumb.
The TUF 26 Finale took place Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas, Nev. The night’s main card aired live on FOX Sports 1.
A complete list of the TUF 26 Finale’s medical suspensions can be seen below.
Roxanne Modafferi: Suspended until 01/01/18, no contact until 12/23
Sean O’Malley: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of left hand and left foot or no contest until 05/31/18
Terrion Ware: Suspended until 12/23, no contact until 12/16
Barb Honchak: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of right hand or no contest until 05/31/18
Eric Spicely: Suspended until 01/16/18, no contact until 01/01/18
Melinda Fabian: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of left thumb or no contest until 05/31/18l; minimum suspension until 12/13, no contact until 12/16
Andrew Sanchez: Suspended until 01/16/18, no contact until 01/01/18 due to lip laceration
Ryan Janes: Suspended until 01/01/18, no contact until 12/23 due to tough fight
Ariel Beck: Requires x-ray and orthopedic clearance of left wrist or no contest until 05/31/18; minimum suspension until 01/16/18, no contact until 01/01/18