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Zu Anyanwu

36-Year-Old     UFC     Heavyweight     14-5-0

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Suspension    EST. RETURN:  October 2018
Birthdate:  August 5, 1981     Height:   6'1    

March 2, 2018    Zu Anyanwu News

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Anyanwu accepted a one-year suspension Friday after testing positive for furosemide back in October, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.

Anyanwu was handed the suspension just one month after making his UFC debut, which was a split-decision loss to Justin Ledet. The suspension date is in effect from the time it was handed down, so Anyanwu will be eligible again on Oct. 18, 2018.

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Anyanwu was given an indefinite medical suspension from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission following his UFC Fight Night loss to Justin Ledet on Saturday, MMAFighting.com reports

Fantasy Analysis

Anyanwu agreed to fight Justin Ledet on short notice and hung with him during his UFC debut. In what was essentially a kickboxing match, Zu landed 37 significant strikes compared to Ledet's 36 but wasn't able to pull out the victory. Anyanwu sustained a potential right eye injury during the back and forth that he is required to have cleared by a physician. Until he has done so, the PSAC has suspended him from action indefinitely.
Anyanwu lost to Justin Ledet via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Analysis

Taking the fight on four days' notice, Anyanwu hung tough in what was a 15-minute kickboxing match. Neither man was particularly impressive, but at least Zu has the excuse that he entered as a last-minute injury replacement. The issue for Zu moving forward is going to be his lack of foot speed. Signed fresh off an appearance on Dana White's Tuesday Night Contenders Series, Zu will get another opportunity with the company.
Anyanwu will face Justin Ledet in a heavyweight fight at UFC Fight Night 116 on September 16 in Pittsburgh, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.

Fantasy Analysis

Anyanwu has stepped in on short notice to replace Dmitriy Sosnovskiy, who suffered an undisclosed injury. He will take on an undefeated heavyweight in Ledet for his UFC debut. Anyanwu was given a contract with the company after finishing Greg Rebello in DWTNCS. "Zulu" maintains a 14-4 career record with eight KO/TKOs.