UFC Vegas 37 medical suspensions: Five fighters facing 6-month suspensions

UFC Vegas 37 medical suspensions: Five fighters facing 6-month suspensions

UFC Vegas 37 wrapped up over the weekend and there’s a possibility that some of the fighters on the card might be out of action for a little while.

Five fighters from Saturday’s fight card are facing potential six-month medical suspensions according to mixedmartialarts.com, who received the medical suspensions from the State of Nevada Athletic Commission.

Anthony Smith, who defeated Ryan Spann in the main event, must have a MRI on his right knee to determine his future status. Devin Clark had his teeth pulled back into place after a one-sided loss to Ion Cutelaba and is also looking at potential long layoff.

Other fighters looking at lengthy medical suspensions are Joaquin Buckley (left orbital), Pannie Kianzad (right cornea), Rong Zhu (left thumb), and Gustavo Lopez (left infraorbital, right hand).

The full list of medical suspensions from UFC Vegas 37 are listed below:

Anthony Smith: Must have right knee MRI; if positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18 — right knee pain

Ryan Spann: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10

Ion Cutelaba: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10 — hard fight

Devin Clark: Must receive clearance for alveolar ridge fracture from dental or OMFS (oral and maxillofacial surgery) doctor or no contest until March 18. Also requires left ankle X-ray; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

Mandy Bohm: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19

Christos Giagos: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

Nate Maness: Suspended until Oct. 10, no contact until Oct. 3

Tony Gravely: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

Joaquin Buckley: Must receive clearance from OMF doctor or ophthalmologist for left orbital fracture or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19

Antonio Arroyo: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

Tafon Nchukwi: Suspended until Oct. 10, no contact until Oct. 3

Mike Rodriguez: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19 — hard fight

Raquel Pennington: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10

Pannie Kianzad: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for right corneal abrasion or no contest until March 18. No contact until Oct. 19

Rong Zhu: Must have left thumb X-ray; if positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10

Brandon Jenkins: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

JP Buys: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3

Sarah Alpar: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19

Impa Kasanganay: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19

Gustavo Lopez: Must have clearance from OMF or ophthalmologist for left infraorbital wall fracture and clearance from orthopedic doctor for right hand fracture or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19

Alateng Heili: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10

Emily Whitmire: Must have clearance from doctor for lower left lip laceration or no contest until Oct. 10. No contact until Oct. 3

For a full list of results from UFC Vegas 37, click here

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