UFC Vegas 8 Medical Suspensions: Cracked Face, Busted Thumb & Knee

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Polyana Viana Credit: Rodney James Edgar/Cageside Press

UFC Vegas 8 was the first event in some time that involved zero knockouts, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of hurt passed out this past weekend. In fact, thirteen fighters in all saw their name on the board and, as a result, on the shelf for a little while.

The longest of the suspensions were handed down to Ji-Yeon Kim and Polyana Viana, both of whom got 180 days for their troubles. Viana, in her submission victory over Emily Whitmire, damaged her right thumb. Kim, on the other hand, suffered a right orbital fracture that’ll leave her with six months off. It’s worth noting that these fighters can have their medical suspensions lessened with clearance from and MRI/x-ray or from a oral and maxillofacial surgeon respectively.

Also worth noting is the suspension of Mallory Martin. Her right knee, which she has had problems with in the past made its way on to the medical suspensions list. While she is only asked to take 60 days off, NSAC did request that she have an MRI on the knee and implemented further suspension should that MRI come back positive. There is no report at the moment as to whether that has been scheduled and/or the results.

Full list of suspensions:

Anthony Smith – 45 days
Neil Magny – 45 days or until Doctor’s clearance on right elbow cut.
Robbie Lawler – 45 days
Ji-Yeon Kim – 180 days or until right orbital fracture cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon clears.
Ricardo Lamas – 30 days
Impa Kasanganay – 45 days or until Doctor’s clearance on right eye laceration.
Maki Pitolo – 45 days
Alessio Di Chirico – 45 days
Christian Aguilara – 45 days
Polyana Viana – 180 days unless cleared by MRI and x-ray of right thumb.
Emily Whitmire – 30 days
Mallory Martin – 60 days, but must have MRI of right knee. If positive then increases to 180 days.
Hannah Cifers – 30 days or until Doctor’s clearance on nose cut.

All suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.