Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya both won interim championships at UFC 236 on Saturday night in Atlanta, but neither of them had an easy road in their fights for gold. As such, both were issued 45-day suspensions following tough bouts. Their opponents didn't get off so lucky.
The Georgia Entertainment and Athletic Division issued the UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 medical suspensions to MMAWeekly.com - UFC news and fight coverage on Monday.
Poirier and featherweight champion Max Holloway battled for the lightweight interim title in the UFC 236 main event at State Farm Arena. It was a brutal, if not technical, slugfest that lasted all five rounds and saw Holloway’s face busted open.
Poirier escaped with the belt and a 45-day suspension, but Holloway is suspended indefinitely and required to get a CT scan before he is cleared to fight again.
Adesanya also had a rough bout with Kelvin Gastelum in his quest for the interim middleweight belt. Though it looked like Adesanya might end the fight early, Gastelum proved his toughness, not only hanging in, but dishing out a lot of punishment, which Adesanya wore on his face after the fight.
Like Poirier, Adesanya was only issued a 45-day medical suspension, while Gastelum followed suit with Holloway. He was also issued an indefinite suspension pending medical clearance following a CT scan.
Georgia issued three other fighters 180-day suspensions pending medical clearance for various possible injuries.
UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 took place on Saturday, April 13, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Ga.
UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 Medical Suspensions
Max Holloway: Indefinite suspension pending CT scan results; 45-day mandatory suspension
Dustin Poirier: 45-day suspension
Israel Adesanya: 45-day suspension
Kelvin Gastelum: Indefinite suspension pending CT scan results; 60-day mandatory suspension
Khalil Rountree: 7-day suspension
Eryk Anders: 45-day suspension
Dwight Grant: 180-day suspension or clearance on right distal bicep; 30-day mandatory suspension
Alan Jouban: 7-day suspension
Nikita Krylov: 7-day suspension
Ovince Saint Preux: 7-day suspension
Matt Frevola: 30-day suspension
Jalin Turner: 180-day suspension or clearance on right knee; 30-day mandatory suspension
Alexandre Pantoja: 7-day suspension
Wilson Reis: 180-day suspension or clearance on left foot; 45-day mandatory suspension
Max Griffin: 30-day suspension
Zelim Imadaev: 30-day suspension
Khalid Taha: 7-day suspension
Boston Salmon: 45-day suspension
Belal Muhammad: 30-day suspension
Curtis Millender: 30-day suspension
Montel Jackson: 7-day suspension
Andre Soukhamthath: 30-day suspension
Poliana Botelho: 7-day suspension
Lauren Mueller: 7-day suspension
Brandon Davis: 30-day suspension
Randy Costa: 30-day suspension