UFC Vegas 23 Medical Suspensions: Four Winners with Long Layoffs

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Nina Nunes and Mackenzie Dern, UFC Vegas 23
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 09: (L-R) Opponents Nina Nunes and Mackenzie Dern face off during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on April 09, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

UFC Vegas 23 is in the books and while it had its share of violence, there was a small number of medical suspensions doled out. Some of this included winners walking away unscathed (like Jarjis Danho who hit the big KO), but there was also a fight where neither fighter required a medical suspension (Jack Shore’s win over Hunter Azure). However, despite the small number, the total length given out wound up being pretty high due to a number of six month suspensions, which included plenty to winners.

The most notable winner with a suspension on the way is Mackenzie Dern. In her round one dismantling of contender Nina Nunes, Dern appears to have injured her thumb and will need x-rays to clarify the injury. The same goes for main card winners Julian Marquez and Arnold Allen. Marquez defeated Sam Alvey with a technical submission and Arnold Allen took the co-main event over Sodiq Yusuff by decision. Both have injuries to their hands sustained in their fights, and will need to visit to the doc. Finally, John Makdessi, who won a decision over Ignacio Bahamondes in a wild fight, appears to have injured his foot and will face 180 days off as well.

Each of the above suspensions can be lessened with the appropriate doctor’s clearance.

The full list of UFC Vegas 23 medical suspensions is as follows:

Marvin Vettori – 14 days
Kevin Holland – 14 days
Arnold Allen – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
Sodiq Yusuff – 21 days
Julian Marquez – 180 days or until cleared by right hand x-ray
Sam Alvey – 30 days
Mackenzie Dern – 180 days or until cleared by right thumb x-ray
Mike Perry – 45 days
Jim Miller – 180 days or until cleared by left foot x-ray
Scott Holtzman – 45 days
John Makdessi – 180 days or until cleared by foot x-ray
Ignacio Bahamondes – 180 days or until cleared by nose x-ray
Yorgan De Castro – 45 days
Jordan Griffin – 21 days
William Knight – 21 days
Sasha Palatnikov – 21 days

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness.

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