Jimmie Rivera will have to sit a while following UFC Utica.
This past Sunday night (June 1), UFC Utica took place inside the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York. This was the UFC’s debut in Utica. Over 5,000 fans packed the arena to see some UFC action, which was headlined by a bantamweight tilt between Rivera and Marlon Moraes.
It only took Moraes 33 seconds to earn a stunning TKO win over “El Terror.” Moraes connected with a clean head kick followed by some ground-and-pound for the finish. It’s the third straight victory for Moraes.
Rivera has received his 90-day medical suspension, while Moraes gets the seven days typically handed out as a mandatory rest. Rivera isn’t the only fighter on the card who will sit for 90 days. Daniel Spitz was given the same suspension following a TKO loss at the hands of Walt Harris.
The second longest medical suspensions on the card were given to Gian Villante and Lauren Murphy. Villante fell short in his bout against Sam Alvey, while Murphy had no answer for Sijara Eubanks. Villante and Murphy have been medically suspended for 60 days. Jarred Brooks came in third with a 45-day suspension after losing to Jose Torres in a wild finish.
Check out the rest of the UFC Utica medical suspensions below (via MMAJunkie.com):
Jimmie Rivera: suspended 90 days
Marlon Moraes: suspended 7 days
Gregor Gillespie: suspended 30 days
Vincent Pichel: suspended 7 days
Walt Harris: suspended 30 days
Daniel Spitz: suspended 90 days
Jake Ellenberger: suspended 30 days
Ben Saunders: suspended 7 days
Julio Arce: suspended 30 days
Daniel Teymur: suspended 30 days
Gian Villante: suspended 60 days
Samuel Alvey: suspended 7 days
Sijara Eubanks: suspended 7 days
Lauren Murphy: suspended 60 days
Nik Lentz: suspended 30 days
David Teymur: suspended 7 days
Belal Muhammad: suspended 7 days
Chance Rencountre: suspended 14 days
Desmond Green: suspended 7 days
Gleison Tibau: suspended 7 days
Johnny Eduardo: suspended 30 days
Nathaniel Wood: suspended 30 days
Jose Torres: suspended 14 days
Jarred Brooks: suspended 45 days