UFC Vegas 19 Medical Suspensions: Broken Hands Abound

Chris Daukaus UFC Vegas 19
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - FEBRUARY 19: Chris Daukaus poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on February 19, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Originally slated to be a 15-fight card this past weekend, UFC Vegas 19 dwindled down to just 12 fights when all was said in done. The shortage was due to a number of reasons, none of which lessened the actual carnage that took place during the card. In total, ten fighters were given 180 days suspensions for their injuries, including three winners.

Among those winners was Derrick Lewis, who picked up an early Knockout of the Year candidate against Curtis Blaydes. In doing so, he appeared to injure his right hand and will need a clear x-ray or will face six months on the shelf. In that same boat are winners Chris Daukaus and John Castaneda. Both men picked up first round finishes of their respective opponents and both, like Lewis, appear to have damage to their right hands as a result.

Among other notable suspensions was a fighter who never actually stepped into the cage. Jamall Emmers was handed a medical suspension due to the back spasms that kept him from making the walk against Chas Skelly. He faces 180 days off, but can be cleared earlier by an MRI of his lumbar.

Full list of suspensions:

Derrick Lewis – 180 days or until clear x-ray of right hand and wrist
Curtis Blaydes – 60 days
Ketlen Vieira – 45 days
Derrick Minner – 21 days
Charles Rosa – 180 days or until clear x-ray of right hand
Chris Daukaus – 180 days or until clear x-ray of right hand
Aleksei Olenik – 45 days
Phil Hawes – 30 days
Nassourdine Imavov – 30 days
Tom Aspinall – 30 days
Andrei Arlovski  180 days or until clear x-ray of right foot
Jared Gordon – 30 days
Danny Chavez – 180 days or until clear x-ray of right foot
John Castaneda – 180 days or until clear x-ray of right hand
Eddie Wineland – 45 days
Nate Landwehr 180 days or until clear x-ray of nose
Casey O’Neill – 30 days
Shana Dobson – 180 days or until left eye is cleared by ophthalmologist
Jamall Emmers – 180 days or until cleared by MRI of lumbar
Drako Rodriguez – 60 days
Sergey Spivak – 21 days
Jared Vanderaa – 180 days or until nasal bone fracture is cleared by ear, nose and throat doctor

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness. 


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