Namajunas, Silva Facing Six-Month Suspensions
Former champions Rose Namajunas and Anderson Silva were finished in violent fashion last Sat. night (May 11, 2019) in their respective losses at the UFC 237 pay-per-view (PPV) event, held in the historic Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Namajunas was picked up and slammed on her head by new strawweight champion Jessica Andrade (watch the replay here), while Silva was stopped by technical knockout in what appeared to be a nasty leg injury (more on that here).
As a result, Brazilian MMA Athletic Commission (CABMMA) wants both fighters on the bench for the next six months, according to MMA Fighting, unless cleared in advance by an approved physician. Joining them in the six-month club are Laureano Staropoli and Bethe Correia.
The former injured his nose in a unanimous decision win over Thiago Alves, while the latter may have damaged her elbow in a submission loss to Irene Aldana. Elsewhere on the card, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Sergio Moraes were handed 60-day suspensions for their respective knockout losses to Ryan Spann and Warlley Alves.
For much more on UFC 237 including recaps, video highlights, reactions, and so much more, check out our comprehensive “Namajunas vs. Andrade” news archive right here.