UFC Fight Island 7 medical suspensions: Calvin Kattar faces potentially lengthy layoff after loss to Max Holloway

    Calvin Kattar displayed an incredible amount of guts and fortitude that allowed him to survive more than 400 strikes from Max Holloway over five rounds in the UFC Fight Island 7 main event.

    Unfortunately that kind of durability usually comes at a cost to the body and that’s why Kattar is potentially looking at a lengthy layoff following his unanimous decision loss.

    On Monday, the medical suspensions from UFC Fight Island 7 were released with Kattar looking at a possible six-month layoff as a result of the injuries suffered during the 25-minute battle with Holloway.

    According to the official release from, who are the official record keepers for the Association of Boxing Commissions, Kattar was suspended six months or until he gets medical clearance from a doctor for his nose. It appeared after the fight with Holloway ended that Kattar suffered a broken nose but he was rushed to a local medical facility in Abu Dhabi so no further update has been made regarding his condition.

    As for Holloway, he’s staring at just a 30 day suspension with 21 days no contact after his lopsided victory in the main event.

    The only other fighter competing on the card who is looking at a similar suspension is heavyweight Justin Tafa, who is also looking at a potential six-month layoff unless cleared by a physician with a negative x-ray for his left thumb. Tafa went to war with fellow heavyweight Carlos Felipe on the preliminary card with the Brazilian ultimately gutting out a split decision win.

    Here are the full medical suspensions for UFC Fight Island 7:

    Max Holloway: 30 day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

    Calvin Kattar: 180 day suspension or medical clearance for nose. 60 days minimum suspension, 45 days no contact.

    Carlos Condit: 30 day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

    Matt Brown: 30 day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact

    Li Jingliang: 7 days mandatory rest

    Santiago Ponzinibbio: 60 day suspension for knockout, 45 days no contact

    Alessio Di Chirico: 7 days mandatory rest

    Joaquin Buckley: 60 day suspension for knockout, 45 days no contact

    Punahele Soriano: 7 days mandatory rest

    Dusko Todorovic: 45 day suspension for TKO, 30 days no contact

    Joselyne Edwards: 7 days mandatory rest

    Wu Yanan: 7 days mandatory rest

    Carlos Felipe: 7 days mandatory rest

    Justin Tafa: 180 day suspension or cleared by negative x-ray for left thumb. 30 day minimum suspension, 21 days no contact

    Ramazan Emeev: 7 days mandatory rest

    David Zawada: 30 day suspension for left eyelid laceration, 21 days no contact

    Vanessa Melo: 7 days mandatory rest

    Sarah Moras: 30 day suspension for hard bought, 21 days no contact

    Austin Lingo: 30 day suspension for chin laceration, 21 days no contact

    Jacob Kilburn: 45 day suspension for hard bout, 21 days no contact.

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