For the most part UFC Fight Night 29 this past Wednesday night appears to have passed by without many fighters getting badly hurt, with most of the medical suspensions handed out afterwards being for just 21 or 30 days.

However, there’s no such luck for Mike Pierce who found himself the victim of the most controversial moment of the card when Rousimar Palhares finished him with a heel hook submission and then didn’t let go for several seconds afterwards.

As we now know, Palhares has been released from the UFC for his actions, and the fact that Pierce is now facing a potential six months on the sidelines for injuries to his left ankle and knee due to the submission gives a clear indication of why it’s so important that moves like this are released as soon as a fighter taps out.

The only other notable suspension for the event was for Erick Silva who’s shock KO loss against Dong Hyun Kim has resulted in him having to sit out for the next 60 days.

Check out the full medical suspensions list for UFC Fight Night 29 below.

Jake Shields: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Demian Maia: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Dong Hyun Kim: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Erick Silva: Suspended 60 days; no contact for 45 days

Thiago Silva: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Matt Hamill: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Joey Beltran: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Fabio Maldonado: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Rousimar Palhares: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

Mike Pierce: Suspended 180 days; may be cleared early by orthopedist (left ankle and knee)

Raphael Assuncao: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

T.J. Dillashaw: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

Yan Cabral: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

David Mitchell: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

Chris Cariaso: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

Iliarde Santos: Suspended 45 days; no contact for 30 days

Igor Araujo: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

Ildemar Alcantara: Suspended 14 days; no contact for 7 days

Alan Patrick Silva Alves: Suspended 15 days; no contact for 7 days

Garett Whiteley: Suspended 30 days; no contact for 21 days

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