Souza, Bowling, Heun also out indefinitely
Four fighters were given indefinite medical suspensions after Saturday’s Strikeforce card in Columbus, Ohio, and nine fighters in total are on the shelf.
The Ohio Athletic Commission handed out indefinite suspensions to main event fighter Miesha Tate, as well as former middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Conor Heun and Roger Bowling. The commission on Monday reported the suspensions to HeavyMMA.
In addition, 30-day suspensions were given to Pat Healy, Alexis Davis and Brandon Saling, and a 45-day suspension to Kazuo Misaki. As a precaution in Ohio, all fighters are issues suspensions of at least seven days.
Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey took place at the Nationwide Arena in Ohio’s capital city and was headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Tate and top contender Ronda Rousey. Rousey won with a first-round armbar, severely bending back Tate’s left arm at an awkward angle. Tate will need clearance from a doctor before she will be able to return to action due to an elbow injury.
Souza, Heun and Bowling all received their shut-downs due to possible hand fractures. The three all will also need medical clearance before returning. Both Souza and Bowling won their fights; Heun lost to Ryan Couture in the first fight on the card.
The full list of medical suspensions is below:
Miesha Tate: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from an orthopedic doctor (left elbow injury)
Kazuo Misaki: Suspended 45 days (left eye laceration)
Ronaldo Souza: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury)
Sarah Kaufman: Suspended 30 days (rest period following hard fight)
Alexis Davis: Suspended 30 days (stitches)
Roger Bowling: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury)
Brandon Saling: Suspended 30 days (TKO loss)
Pat Healy: Suspended 30 days (stitches)
Conor Heun: Suspended indefinitely and needs clearance from a doctor (hand injury); regardless, suspended a minimum of 30 days (TKO loss)