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3 Fighters Face 6-Month Layoff – MMA Root



The list of medical suspensions for UFC Vegas 24 has been released and three main card fighters may be out until the fall.

Luis Peña (left hand), Chase Sherman (knee / foot / tibia) and Juan Espino (right elbow) could be out until October if they are not approved by a doctor. Despite the war between main entrants Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum, both competitors only face a one-month suspension, so Whittaker would be free to make a quick switch against middleweight champion Israel Adesanya if offered this. .

One person who was injured in association with this card that you will not find listed below is Drakkar Klose, who suffered a cervical sprain as a result of a very strong push from Jeremy Stephens during the UFC Vegas 24 matchups. There is no schedule yet. clear on when Klose will be eligible to return to action.

You can find the full list of UFC Vegas 24 medical suspensions below (via mixedmartialarts.com).

Robert Whittaker defeated Kelvin Gastelum by unanimous decision

  • Whittaker suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21 (tough fight)
  • Gastelum suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21 (right eyelid laceration)

Andrei Arlovski defeated Chase Sherman by unanimous decision

  • Arlovski suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21 (tough fight)
  • Sherman should have an MRI of the left knee, X-ray of the right foot, and right tibia / fibia. If there is any positive result, you must have authorization from the orthopedic Dr. or there is no competition until 10/15/21. Minimum suspension without competition until 05/18/21. No contact until 5/18/21

Jacob Malkoun defeated Abdul Razak Alhassan by unanimous decision

  • Malkoun suspended until 9/5/21, no contact until 2/5/21
  • Alhassan suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21

Tracy Cortez defeated Justine Kish by split decision

  • Cortez suspended until 9/5/21, no contact until 2/5/21
  • Kish suspended until 9/5/21, no contact until 2/5/21

Luis Peña defeated Alex Muñoz by split decision

  • Penalty must have an X-ray of the left hand, if it is positive, he must have authorization from the orthopedic doctor or there is no competition until 10/15/21, minimum suspension without competition until 5/18/21. No contact until 9/5/21
  • Muñoz suspended until 9/5/21, no contact until 2/5/21

Alexander Romanov defeated Juan Espino by split technical decision (Accidental Foul)

  • Romanov suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21
  • Hawthorn must have an MRI of the right elbow, if it is positive, he must have authorization from the orthopedic Dr. or there is no competition until 10/15/21

Jessica Penne defeated Lupita Godinez by split decision

  • Penne suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21 – left eyebrow laceration

Gerald Meerschaert defeated Bartosz Fabinski by submission

  • Fabinski suspended until 5/18/21, no contact until 5/9/21 – laceration under right eye

Austin Hubbard defeated Dakota Bush by unanimous decision

  • Hubbard suspended until 9/5/21, no contact until 2/5/21
  • Bush suspended until 5/2/21, no contact until 4/25/21

Tony Gravely defeated Anthony Birchak by TKO

  • Birchak suspended until 6/2/21, no contact until 5/18/21

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