UFC Vegas 35 Medical Suspensions: 6 Fighters Face 6-Month Layoffs

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to the UFC Apex over the weekend for UFC Vegas 35. In the main event, Giga Chikadze put on a masterful striking clinic en route to a third-round TKO victory over Edson Barboza.

Also on the main card, two new winners of The Ultimate Fighter were crowned with Bryan Battle and Ricky Turcios picking up wins.

Following the event, the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced the full list of medical suspensions, with six fighters from the card facing potential six-month layoffs.

How long will your favorite fighter be on the sidelines?

A full look at the UFC Vegas 35 medical suspensions can be seen below, via MixedMartialArts.com.


UFC Vegas 35 Medical Suspensions

Giga Chikadze def. Edson Barboza by technical knockout in round 3 (1:44)

  • Chikadze suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21
  • Barboza suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21

Bryan Battle def. Gilbert Urbina by submission in round 2 (2:15)

  • Battle suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut near right eye
  • Urbina must have left knee MRI and left wrist X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21

Ricky Turcios def. Brady Hiestand by split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Turcios suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut under right toe
  • Hiestand must have right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance and chipped tooth cleared by dentist or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 10/13/21, no contact until 09/28/21

Daniel Rodriguez def. Kevin Lee by unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29)

  • Rodriguez must have left-hand X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21
  • Lee suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut above right eye

Andre Petroski def. Michael Gilmore by technical knockout in round 3 (3:12)

  • Petroski suspended until 09/19/21. No contact until 09/12/21
  • Gilmore suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21

Gerald Meerschaert def. Makhmud Muradov by submission in round 2 (1:49)

  • Meerschaert suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21
  • Muradov suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21

Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Alessio Di Chirico by knockout in round 1 (0:17)

  • Alhassan facing no suspension
  • Di Chirico suspended until 10/28/21. No contact until 10/13/21

Wellington Turman def. Sam Alvey by split-decision (27-28, 27-28, 28-27)

  • Alvey suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut under left eye
  • Turman must have right great toe fracture cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 02/25/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21

Dustin Jacoby def. Darren Stewart by technical knockout in round 1 (3:04)

  • Jacoby facing no suspension
  • Stewart suspended until 10/31/21. No contact until 09/28/21

JJ Aldrich def. Vanessa Demopoulos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Aldrich suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21
  • Demopoulos suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21 – Facial abrasions

Patrick Sabatini def. Jamall Emmers by submission in round 1 (1:53)

  • Sabatini facing no suspension
  • Emmers must have left knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 10/13/21, no contact until 09/28/21

Mana Martinez def. Guido Cannetti by split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Martinez suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21
  • Cannetti must have right shoulder and left knee MRIs. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21
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