Bellator middleweight and GLORY kickboxer Joe Schilling was a big favorite to beat relative unknown Hisaki Kato on the main card of Bellator 139 last Friday in Kansas. He’d already had a spot reserved for him on the GLORY kickboxing portion of the big Bellator: Dynamite event scheduled for September 19th in San Jose. Unfortunately for Schilling, Kato’s whopper of a knockout blow not only cost him the fight, but it’s virtually cost him his reserved spot on the Dynamite event.
The MMA Report’s Jason Floyd confirmed with the Kansas Athletic Commission that Schilling was issued a “hard 90 day suspension”, which means he won’t be cleared for training or competition during that time frame.
The medical suspension for Joe Schilling is a “hard 90 day suspension” per Adam Roorbach of the Kansas Athletic Commission
— Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) June 29, 2015
Schilling (2-5 MMA) will have his suspension lifted on September 24th, 5 days after Bellator 142 takes place. In other words, Schilling has hit the worst case scenario following his heavy defeat on Friday. Bellator MMA has not released any statement on Schilling’s status on the card.
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