Three of the four men rendered defenseless from strikes Thursday night at “UFC Live 3: Sanchez vs. Kampmann” have been suspended for sixty days including Todd Brown, Thiago Tavares, and C.B. Dollaway. Rob Kimmons, who lost by TKO to Dongi Yang on the preliminary portion of the card, was not listed as was also the case with headliners Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann.
However, there is little doubt in the mind of any onlooker who had the privilege of seeing their “Fight of the Night” – maybe even “Fight of the Year” – worthy main event regarding the medical status of both welterweights after their fistic fireworks. Sanchez exited the event with his face beaten to a pulp while Kampmann complained of potentially breaking his hand, though later took to Twitter to say it had been X-Rayed and cleared, as well as suffered a number of lacerations to his face.
News of the suspensions were reported by the Kentucky Boxing and Wrestling Authority with a follow-up from Sherdog revealing results for Sanchez and Kampmann were expected Monday after the lead physician had been given a chance to review follow-up examinations.
Dollaway’s fight with Mark Munoz was stopped a little less than a minute into the first round after he was dropped and pounded on for a split-second before the referee jumped in to stop things. The defeat broke up a three-fight winning streak Dollaway had been on entering the event.
Tavares and Brown were also flattened in their fights after absorbing a few well-placed strikes at the hands of Shane Roller and Igor Pokrajac respectively. Roller’s win over Tavares was named the the show’s “Knockout of the Night”.
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