Valentina Shevchenko Tops UFC Medical Suspensions List

There's a price to pay, even when you win.

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Despite completely dominating Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 for the UFC Women's Flyweight title, Valentina Shevchenko has been stamped with a six month medical suspension in the wake of her victory.

The term was dished out by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation and is substantially longer than the suspension handed to her opponent Chookagian, who will be able to compete again from March 25 onwards.

Other notable suspensions include both Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes being sidelined until March 10 after their epic Light Heavyweight title clash in the main event, while Derrick Lewis will be available to compete after February 18 - despite recently announcing that he is battling a 'life or death' issue.


Medical suspensions can be shortened if a fighter is able to be cleared by a doctor, so we could potentially see Shevchenko return to action earlier than August. No details have been disclosed as to why certain fighters have been given longer suspensions or as to what injuries have been suffered, but we're likely to hear more about the specific physical repercussions of the event in the coming weeks.

Here's a list of the medical suspensions handed out after UFC 247:


Austin Lingo: Suspended 31 days

Youssef Zalal: Suspended 10 days


Alex Morono: Suspended 61 days

Khaos Williams: Suspended 31 days

Jonathan Martinez: Suspended 31 days

Andre Ewell: Suspended 181 days

Domingo Pilarte: Suspended 61 days

Journey Newson: Suspended 181 days

Miles Johns: Suspended 61 days

Mario Bautista: Suspended 31 days

Andrea Lee: Suspended 31 days

Lauren Murphy: Suspended 31 days

James Krause: Suspended 31 days

Trevin Giles: Suspended 10 days

Ilir Latifi: Suspended 31 days

Derrick Lewis: Suspended 10 days

Mirsad Bektic: Suspended 31 days

Dan Ige: Suspended 31 days

Juan Adams: Suspended 61 days

Justin Tafa: Suspended 31 days

Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 46 days

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 181 days

Dominick Reyes: Suspended 31 days

Jon Jones: Suspended 31 days

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