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UFC 90 Medical Suspensions Released

Written by Tom Ngo
November 7th, 2008

The Illinois State Athletic Commission announced that three UFC fighters have been placed on medical suspensions due to punishment they sustained from their fights at UFC 90 on October 25th. The event was was held at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. It was the first ever UFC event in the windy city, and based on the record setting turnout, it will likely be back.

Drew McFedries was suspended for 30 days after suffering a 1stRound loss to Thales Leites.  The suspension was strictly precautionary, as McFedries tapped due to a rear-naked choke submission.

Fabricio Werdum was suspended for 60 days (45 days with no contact) for his vicious 1stRound knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos.

Main event fighter Patrick Cote suffered a knee injury in the 3rdRound of his bout against middleweight champion Anderson Silva, causing the fight to be immediately stopped.  The injury will require Cote to undergo surgery, and he will be out of commission of quite some time.

UFC 90 was held in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359, and also set an Allstate Arena gate record of $2.8 Million. The event breaks a long-standing 11 year record, which was previously held by the Wrestlemania 13 event the arena held in 1997.

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