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UFC Fight Night 112 medical suspensions: Chiesa, Boetsch, Herrig get 180-day terms

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Six fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 112 event face mandatory medical suspensions that could stretch up to six months.

MMAjunkie today requested and obtained the list of suspensions from the Oklahoma State Athletic Commission, which oversaw the event.

UFC Fight Night 112 took place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla., and the main card aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Headliner Michael Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC), who suffered a controversial first-round submission loss to lightweight Kevin Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC), was among the fighters receiving 180-day terms.

The full list of medical suspensions included:

  • Michael Chiesa: suspended 180 days due to a possible left-shoulder injury, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to a scalp laceration
  • Tim Boetsch: suspended 180 days due to possible right-foot and shin injuries, though a doctor can clear him early
  • Johny Hendricks: suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
  • Felice Herrig: suspended 180 days due to a possible left-wrist injury, though a doctor can clear her early; regardless, 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
  • Justine Kish: suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to a left-eyebrow laceration
  • Joachim Christensen: suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • B.J. Penn: suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • Marvin Vettori: suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
  • Vitor Miranda: suspended 180 days due to a possible right-ankle injury, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, 30 days with no contact for 21 days due to left-ear and nasal lacerations
  • Devin Powell: suspended 180 days due to possible left-ankle injury, though a doctor can clear him early
  • Michel Quinones: suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons
  • Johnny Case: suspended 180 days due to a possible hand, foot/ankle and nose injuries, though a doctor can clear him early; regardless, 60 days with no contact for 45 days due to a left-orbital laceration
  • Tony Martin: suspended for 30 days with no contact for 21 days for precautionary reasons
  • Josh Stansbury: suspended for 45 days with no contact for 30 days for precautionary reasons

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC Fight Night 112 video highlights: Dominick Reyes vs. Joachim Christensen

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Just seconds into the opening round, Dominick Reyes (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) uncorked a left and sent Joachim Christensen (14-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) reeling, which in turn put Reyes on the path to a quick TKO victory just 29 seconds into Round 1.

The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 112 event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the highlights above.

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

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UFC-OKC results: Dominick Reyes follows up 'KO of Year' candidate with big finish in UFC debut

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The straight left hand of Dominick Reyes was the only weapon he needed against Joachim Christensen, even if he had to deploy it a couple times.

Just seconds into the opening round, Reyes (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) uncorked that left and sent Christensen (14-6 MMA, 1-3 UFC) reeling, which in turn put Reyes on the path to a quick TKO victory just 29 seconds into Round 1.

The light heavyweight bout was part of the main card of today’s UFC Fight Night 112 event at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It aired on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

The fight had barely begun when Reyes squared up with Christensen and fired off his straight left. The punch caught Christensen cleanly and sent him staggering back toward the fence, with Reyes following closely.

After peppering Christensen with more blows and fending off a desperation takedown attempt, Reyes backed off just enough to let Christensen get to his feet with his back against the fence.

Then the left hand of Reyes went back to work with one solid shot straight down the middle, knocking Christensen off his feet and signaling the end of a fight that was as quick as it was brutal.

With the win in his UFC debut, Reyes remains perfect as a professional. Christensen has now lost two straight, and three of his last four.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 112 results include:

For complete coverage of UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Events section of the site.

(MMAjunkie’s John Morgan contributed to this report on site in Oklahoma City.)

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City

We want your predictions for Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 112 event in Oklahoma City.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC Fight Night 112 staff picks we release on Friday ahead of the event. UFC Fight Night 112 takes place Sunday at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. The main card airs on FS1 following prelims on FS2 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee

Records: Michael Chiesa (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC) vs. Kevin Lee (15-2 MMA, 8-2 UFC)
Past five: Chiesa 4-1, Lee 4-1
Division: Lightweight
Rankings: Chiesa No. 9, Lee honorable mention
Odds (as of 6/19/17): Lee -125, Chiesa -105

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Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks

Records: Tim Boetsch (20-11 MMA, 11-10 UFC) vs. Johny Hendricks (18-6 MMA, 13-6 UFC)
Past five: Boetsch 2-3, Hendricks 2-3
Division: Middleweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 6/19/17): Hendricks -225, Boetsch +175

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Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish

Records: Felice Herrig (12-6 MMA, 3-1 UFC) vs. Justine Kish (6-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC)
Past five: Herrig 3-2, Kish 5-0
Division: Women’s strawweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 6/19/17): N/A

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Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes

Records: Joachim Christensen (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) vs. Dominick Reyes (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC)
Past five: Christensen 3-2, Reyes 5-0
Division: Light heavyweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 6/19/17): N/A

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Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means

Records: Alex Garcia (14-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) vs. Tim Means (26-8-1 MMA, 8-5 UFC)
Past five: Garcia 3-2, Means 3-2
Division: Welterweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 6/19/17): N/A

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B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver

Records: B.J. Penn (16-11-2 MMA, 12-10-2 UFC) vs. Dennis Siver (22-11 MMA, 11-8 UFC)
Past five: Penn 0-4-1, Siver 2-3
Division: Featherweight
Rankings: None
Odds (as of 6/19/17): N/A

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Remember the guy who head-kick KO'd that cocky opponent? He got a UFC deal

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After scoring a “Knockout of the Year” candidate by head-kicking a cocky opponent, Dominick Reyes now has a UFC contract.

UFC officials announced light heavyweight Azamat Murzakanov (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has been forced out of his UFC Fight Night 112 bout with Joachim Christensen (14-5 MMA, 1-2 UFC) for undisclosed reasons. As a result, promotional newcomer Reyes (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has stepped in as a replacement.

UFC Fight Night 112 takes place June 25 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the bout order hasn’t been finalized.

This past Friday at LFA 13, Reyes had the MMA world buzzing after he caught his head-shaking, tongue-wagging opponent with a vicious head-kick knockout. Check out the highlights above; here are some additional angles (via Twitter):

Reyes, a 27-year-old Californian, has also fought for organizations such as KOTC and Hoosier Fight Club since his pro debut in 2014, He’s posted four knockouts and a submission in six career wins.

Christensen, a 38-year-old Danish fighter, looks to rebound on a quick turnaround from a first-round submission loss to Gadzhimurad Antigulov at UFC 211. That sent him back to the loss column after a third-round TKO win over Bojan Mihajlovic at UFC Fight Night 103 in January, which was his first win in the UFC and a bounce-back from a submission to Luis Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 96 in his promotional debut this past October.

The latest UFC Fight Night 112 card now includes:

  • Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Johny Hendricks
  • Felice Herrig vs. Justine Kish
  • Joachim Christensen vs. Dominick Reyes
  • Alex Garcia vs. Tim Means
  • B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver
  • Ilir Latifi vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Clay Guida vs. Erik Koch
  • Carla Esparza vs. Maryna Moroz
  • Darrell Horcher vs. Devin Powell
  • Jared Gordon vs. Michel Quinones
  • Jeremy Kimball vs. Josh Stansbury
  • Vitor Miranda vs. Marvin Vettori
  • Johnny Case vs. Tony Martin

For more on UFC Fight Night 112, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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