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Vettori, Costa Facing Potential 6-Month Terms

Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa could both be sidelined shortly after headling five rounds at UFC Fight Night 196 last Saturday.

Vettori defeated Costa by unanimous decision in a lightweight bout at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The fight, which was originally scheduled to take place in the middleweight division, was moved to 205 pounds when Costa revealed that he could not gain weight.

Vettori must have x-rays of both arms and an MRI of his right knee. If he is positive, he must get a doctor’s leave otherwise he will be out of action until April 22. At the very least, “The Italian Dream” is suspended until December 8 without any contact until November 23. Costa, meanwhile, needs an x-ray and leave on his right leg or will also be out until April 22. “Borrachinha” has also been suspended until December 8 without any contact until November 23.

The Nevada State Sports Committee recently published a complete list of medical suspensions from the event at mixedmartialarts.com.

Five other athletes from UFC Fight Night 196 face potential six-month terms: Grant Dawson (side), Francisco Trinaldo (left hand), Mason Jones (right knee), Jeff Molina (right ankle) and Zviad Lazishvili (side). right foot).

UFC Fight Night 196 medical suspensions:

Marvin Vettori: You should have x-rays of both forearms and an MRI of the right knee. If positive, he must get approval from an orthopedic doctor or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until December 8, no contact until November 23

Paulo Costa: Must have an x-ray of his right leg. If positive, he must be licensed by an orthopedic doctor and the left eye must be licensed by an ophthalmologist or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until December 8, no contact until November 23

Grant Dawson: Must be licensed by a chest doctor for a broken 11th rib or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until November 23, no contact until November 14

Ricky Glenn: Suspended until November 23, no contact until November 14

Joselyne Edwards: Suspended until December 8, no contact until November 23 – nasal rupture

Alex Caceres: Suspended until November 14, no contact until November 7 – crack in the lips

Seung Woo Choi: Suspended until December 8, no contact until November 23

Francisco Trinaldo: He needs an x-ray of his left hand. If positive, you must get permission from an orthopedic doctor or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until November 23, no contact until November 14

Dwight Grant: Suspended until November 23, no contact until November 14

Isaac Villanueva: Suspended until December 6, no contact until November 23

Gregory Rodrigues: Suspended until November 23, no contact until November 14

Jun Yong Park: Suspended until December 23, no contact until December 8

Mason Jones: He needs an MRI of his right knee. If positive, you must get permission from an orthopedic doctor or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until November 23, no contact until November 14

David Onama: Suspended until November 23, no contact until November 14

Maria Oliveira: Suspension until November 23, no contact until November 14

Laureano Staropoli: Suspended until December 8, no contact until November 23 – left eyebrow cuts

Khama Worthy: Suspended until December 8, no contact until November 23 – lip cut

Jeff Molina: Must have an X-ray of his right ankle. If positive, he must get permission from an orthopedic doctor or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until November 14, no contact until November 7

Daniel Lacerda: Suspended until December 8, no contact until November 23

Livinha Souza: Suspended until November 23, no contact until November 14

Zviad Lazishvili: Must have an X-ray of his right foot. If positive, you must get permission from an orthopedic doctor or without a competition by April 22nd. Minimum suspension without competition until November 23, no contact until November 14