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Valentina Shevchenko successfully defended her UFC women’s flyweight title on Saturday when she scored a third-round knockout win over Katlyn Chookagian in the co-main event of UFC 247. The stoppage victory could be a costly one for the champ, as she was handed a six-month medical suspension by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation after the event. UFC 247 took place at Toyota Center in Houston.
The competitors in the headlining bout, Jon Jones and Dominick Reyes fared much better. Jones won his record 14th UFC title fight with a unanimous decision win over Reyes. With the victory, Jones retained the UFC light heavyweight title. Despite battling for 25 minutes, Jones and Reyes received medical suspensions of 31 days each.
Trevin Giles and James Krause, who tested each other in the “Fight of the Night” were handed relatively short medical suspensions. Giles, who won the contest by split decision, will be out for 10 days. Krause who usually competes at welterweight, accepted the middleweight bout on weigh-in day. He was given a 31-day medical time out.
The UFC 247 pay-per-view card streamed on ESPN+ following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 247 Medical Suspensions (via MMA Junkie):
Austin Lingo: Suspended 31 days
Youssef Zalal: Suspended 10 days
Alex Morono: Suspended 61 days
Khaos Williams: Suspended 31 days
Jonathan Martinez: Suspended 31 days
Andre Ewell: Suspended 181 days
Domingo Pilarte: Suspended 61 days
Journey Newson: Suspended 181 days
Miles Johns: Suspended 61 days
Mario Bautista: Suspended 31 days
Andrea Lee: Suspended 31 days
Lauren Murphy: Suspended 31 days
James Krause: Suspended 31 days
Trevin Giles: Suspended 10 days
Ilir Latifi: Suspended 31 days
Derrick Lewis: Suspended 10 days
Mirsad Bektic: Suspended 31 days
Dan Ige: Suspended 31 days
Juan Adams: Suspended 61 days
Justin Tafa: Suspended 31 days
Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 46 days
Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 181 days
Dominick Reyes: Suspended 31 days
Jon Jones: Suspended 31 days