The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Mexico City, Mexico over the weekend with UFC on ESPN+ 17. The event which took place at Mexico City Arena was headlined by a featherweight tilt between power-punching knockout artist Jeremy Stephens and Mexico’s own Yair Rodriguez. Unfortunately for the fighters and the fans, the fight did not live up to the expectations as it was cut short due to an accidental eye poke.
Fighter suspensions from the event are below. The suspensions come directly from the UFC, as there was no government regulating body at the event. MixedMartialArts.com published the below results:
Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens ends in a No Contest (Accidental eye poke, 0:15, Round 1)
7 Days to Rodriguez for Mandatory Rest.
180 Days to Stephens or cleared by Ophthalm. due to Corneal abrasion.
Carla Esparza defeated Alexa Grasso by Majority Decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)
180 Days to Esparza or cleared by Right Elbow and Nasal X-Ray, 30 Day Minimum.
30 Days to Grasso for Hard Bout.
Brandon Moreno vs. Askar Askarov ended with a Split Draw (28-28, 28-29, 30-27)
30 Days to Moreno for Right Eye swelling.
30 Days to Askarov for Hard Bout.
Irene Aldana defeated Vanessa Melo by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
180 Days to Aldana or cleared by nasal X-Ray, 30 Day Minimum.
30 Days to Melo for Hard Bout.
Steven Peterson defeated Martin Bravo by KO (Spinning backfist, Round 2, 1:31)
7 Days to Peterson for Mandatory Rest.
60 Days to Bravo for KO – CT was Negative, and 45 Days No Contact.
Jose Alberto Quinonez defeated Carlos Huachin by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
30 Days to Quinonez for Right Foot soreness.
7 Days to Huachin for Mandatory Rest.
Kyle Nelson defeated Polo Reyes by KO (elbow and punches, Round 1, 1:36)
180 Days to Reyes for TKO or cleared by Neuro, 45 Day minimum, and 30 Days No Contact.
Angela Hill defeated Ariane Carnelossi by TKO (doctor stoppage, Round 3, 1:56)
7 Days to Hill for Mandatory Rest.
180 Days to Carnelossi or cleared by Nasal X-Ray, 30 Day Minimum for Left Brow Laceration.
Sergio Pettis defeated Tyson Nam by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
7 Days to Pettis for Mandatory Rest.
30 Days to Nam for Hard Bout.
Paul Craig defeated Vinicius Moreira by Submission (Rear Naked Choke, Round 1, 3:19)
7 Days to Craig for Mandatory Rest.
30 Days to Moreira for Hard bout.
Bethe Correia defeated Sijara Eubanks by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
60 Days to Correia for Hard bout and 45 Days No Contact.
60 Days to Eubanks for Hard bout and 45 Days No Contact.
Claudio Puelles defeated Marcos Rosa Mariano by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-25)
30 Days to Puelles for Hard Bout and 21 Days No Contact.
30 Days to Mariano for Hard Bout.
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