We’re just days away from UFC 157, so the MMA world is squarely focused on the upcoming fight card, and rightly so as the promotion is not only rolling out the first women’s bout in UFC history, but doing so as the main event on a pay per view card.
Before we get to the Ronda Rousey versus Liz Carmouche headlined event, there is the need to do some housekeeping regarding UFC on Fuel 7.
UFC on Fuel 7 took place on February 16 from Wembley Arena in London, England and featured a main event between UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao and Michael McDonald.
Barao retained his title in the bout, stopping McDonald with a fourth round arm-triangle choke submission that earned him “Submission of the Night” honors and most likely set him up for a bout against bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz this summer. That is if Cruz is able to fully recovered from knee surgery.
The co-main event of the evening saw Cub Swanson defeat Dustin Poirier in a featherweight scrap. The victory bumped Swanson up to number five in the UFC rankings and ramped up the talk that the veteran fighter should be considered for a shot at champion Jose Aldo.
“Knockout of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” went to Tom Watson, who defeated Stanislav Nedkov via TKO at 4:42 of Round 2.
In the aftermath of the fight card, the UFC has released the list of fighters that have been medically suspended. Below you will find the complete list of those suspensions via mixedmartialarts.com:
Ulysses Gomez: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Phil Harris: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Motonobu Tezuka: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Vaughen Le: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Stanislav Nedkov: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Tom Watson: 180 d ays suspension or negative x-ray (right elbow).
Andy Ogle: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Danny Castillo: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Renee Fortee: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Terry Etim: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact
Matt Riddle: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Che Mills: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Ryan Jimmo: minimum of 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact, possible 190 days or clearance of right thigh from doctor.
James Te Huna: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Jorge Santiago: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Gunnar Nelson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Cyrille Diabete: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Cub Swanson: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Dustin Porier: minimum of 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact, possible 180 days or negative x-ray (left ankle).
Michael McDonald: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
Renan Barao: 30 days no fight, 21 days no contact.
It should also be noted that several of the fighters that participated on the Fuel 7 card have been released by the UFC . Those fighters are Ulysses Gomez, Josh Grispi, Motonobu Tezuka, Jorge Santiago, Paul Sass, Terry Etim and Che Mills.