UFC Vegas 15 Medical Suspensions: Breaking Hands on Heads

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 27: Parker Porter poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 27, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

While the masses may have complained about a main event that was sure to include some heavy hands being thrown, UFC Vegas 15 was not without some big blows. In fact, so many were thrown and landed on some hard skulls, that five fighters now face 180 day layoffs unless their hand x-rays come back clean.

Among those is main card fighter Parker Porter who, along with Josh Parisian, broke the record for heavyweight strikes landed in a three-round bout. So maybe it’s not surprising that at least one of those punches landed appeared to do some damage to the left hand of Porter, who will need that looked at and cleared before he can come back.

Others facing the same sort of suspension are Bill Algeo (who won a one-sided decision over Spike Carlyle), Norma Dumont and Ashlee Evans-Smith (who fought one another), and Rachael Ostovich (who was defeated in the third round by Gina Mazany).

Jonathan Pearce will also be looking for clearance via x-ray before he can step back in. However, it is the right foot of Pearce that needs to be looked at to avoid the six months off.

Full list of UFC Vegas 15 medical suspensions:

Takashi Sato – 180 days or until cleared by oral maxillary facial surgeon
Parker Porter – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
Josh Parisian – 60 days
Bill Algeo – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
Spike Carlyle – 30 days
Norma Dumont – 180 days or until cleared by right hand x-ray
Ashlee Evans-Smith – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
Jonathan Pearce – 180 days or until cleared by right foot x-ray
Kai Kamaka – 45 days
Gina Mazany – 15 days
Rachael Ostovich – 180 days or until cleared by right hand x-ray
Malcolm Gordon – 60 days
Luke Sanders – 30 days

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.


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