“Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” Medical Suspensions

Written by Tom Ngo
March 7th, 2011

Strikeforce Champ Rafael Feijao Cavalcante

While Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante didn’t leave Columbus, Ohio with his light heavyweight title, the former Strikeforce champ did take a 60-day medical suspension back to Brazil with him.

In addition to Cavalcante, seven other “Strikeforce: Feijao vs. Henderson” athletes were issued medical bans from the Ohio State Athletic Commission.

The event took place this past Saturday inside the Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Dan Henderson laid Feijao out in the 3rdRound of the card’s featured contest to capture the belt.

Here is the show’s official IR list (Courtesy of MMAJunkie):

Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante: suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons due to knockout loss

Jorge Masvidal: suspended indefinitely until hand cleared by orthopedic doctor

Billy Evangelista: suspended indefinitely until eyes cleared by ophthalmologist

Billy Vaughan: suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons

Jason Riley: suspended indefinitely until eyes cleared by ophthalmologist; also suspended 30 days for precautionary reasons due to TKO loss

Ian Rammel: suspended indefinitely until medically cleared

Mitch Whitesel: suspended 90 days per OSAC’s mandatory rest period for accumulated bouts

J.P. Felty: suspended 60 days for precautionary reasons due to knockout loss

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