UFC Vegas 21 Medical Suspensions: Muhammad Must Have Eye Cleared By Ophthalmologist

Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil, march 11, 2017. UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Gastelum. Octagon, stadium gym.

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The UFC returned to action over the weekend with UFC Vegas 21 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The event had an anticlimactic ending with Belal Muhammad suffering an unintentional eye poke from Leon Edwards.

Following this past weekend’s fights, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced the medical suspensions from the ESPN+ event.

Luckily for the main event participants, both men avoided any lengthy ban.

How long will your favorite fighter be on the sideline?

A full look at the medical suspensions from UFC Vegas 21 can be seen below, via MixedMartialArts.com.

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad declared a No-Contest (Unintentional Eye Poke, Round 2, 0:18)
•Muhammad must have right eye cleared by an Ophthalmologist – minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

Ryan Spann defeated Misha Cirkunov by TKO (Strikes, Round 1, 1:11)
•Cirkunov suspended until 05/13/21. No contact until 04/28/21.

Dan Ige defeated Gavin Tucker by KO (Punch, Round 1, 0:22)
•Tucker suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Davey Grant defeated Jonathan Martinez by KO (Punch, Round 2, 3:03)
•Grant suspended until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.
​•Martinez suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Matheus Nicolau defeated Manel Gomes “Kape” by Split Decision (29-29, 28-29, 29-28)
•Gomes suspended until 04/04/21. No contact until 03/28/21.

Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart ruled a No-Contest (Illegal Knee, Round 1, 4:37)
•Stewart suspended until 04/28/21. No contact until 04/13/21.

Angela Hill defeated Ashley Yoder by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•Hill must have Ophthalmologist clearance of left eye corneal abrasion – minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21 – no contact until 04/13/21.
•Yoder must have right ear cleared by ENT Dr. or no contest until 09/10/21.

Charles Jourdain defeated Marcelo Rojo by TKO (Punches, Round 3, 4:31)
•Jourdain suspended until 04/13/21 No contact until 04/04/21-left scalp laceration
•Rojo must have maxillofacial bones fractures cleared by Maxillofacial surgeon and left orbital emphysema and left lamina papyracea clearance by Ophthalmologist Dr. or no contest until 09/10/21

Rani Yahya defeated Ray Rodriguez by Submission (Arm-Triangle Choke, Round 2, 3:09)
•Rodriguez suspended until 04/04/21. No contact until 03/28/21.

Nasrat Haqparast defeated Rafa Garcia by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
•Haqparasat must have left fibula x-rayed to rule out subacute fracture if positive needs Orthopedic Dr. clearance or no contest until 09/10/21 – minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21 – no contact until 04/04/21.
•Garcia must have right elbow x-rayed to rule out fracture if results are positive needs Orthopedic Dr. clearance or no contest until 09/10/21 – minimum suspension and no contest until 04/13/21 – no contact until 04/04/21.

J.J. Aldrich defeated Cortney Casey by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
•Casey must have x-rays of right foot and right hand to rule out fracture, if results are positive needs Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/10/21. Minimum suspension and no contest until 04/04/21 – no contact until 03/28/21.

Jinh Yu Frey defeated Gloria de Paula by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Yu suspended until 04/04/21. No contact until 03/28/21.

Matthew Semelsberger defeated Jason Witt by KO (Punch, Round 1, 0:16)
•Suspend Witt until 04/13/21. No contact until 04/04/21.

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