UFC Vegas 25 Medical Suspensions: Hefty Layoff for Headliner

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Dominick Reyes punches Jan Blachowicz of Poland in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)
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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 27: (L-R) Dominick Reyes punches Jan Blachowicz of Poland in their light heavyweight championship bout during UFC 253 inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on September 27, 2020 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)

Following the UFC’s latest offering at the Apex, the medical suspensions were handed down by the NSAC. In total three fighters are facing the maximum six months on the shelf due to injured sustained. One of which won their fight, one of which who lost, and one who walked away with a draw.

The fighter coming away with the loss and the big suspension is unsurprisingly Dominick Reyes. Following the spinning back elbow (and perhaps the many blows that landed prior), Reyes experienced facial fractures and damage to his nasal bone. As a result he’ll need to be out six months.

The fighter with a draw is none other than Ion Cutelaba, who also appeared to sustain damage to his nasal bone. His bout with Dustin Jacoby went to a split draw with Cutelaba scoring a 10-8 first round on the definitive scorecard. Nevertheless, he’ll still face 180 days on the shelf.

Finally, the winner of the night who saw the most damage was Andreas Michailidis. While not the most exciting fight, he managed to handle KB Bhullar with relative ease en route to a unanimous decision victory. In doing so, he appeared to have injured his left hand and will need x-rays on them and some time to heal.

It’s also worth noting that each of these long layoffs can be shortened with the proper doctor’s clearance.

Full list of medical suspensions:

Dominick Reyes – 180 days or until cleared by OMF for nasal bone fractures and orbital bone fractures.
Cub Swanson – 30 days
Ion Cutelaba – 180 days or until cleared by nasal x-ray
Dustin Jacoby – 30 days
Krzysztof Jotko – 30 days
Merab Dvalishvili – 21 days
Cody Stamann – 21 days
Luana Pinheiro – 180 days or until finger is cleared by doctor
Randa Markos – 30 days
TJ Brown – 30 days
Kai Kamaka III – 30 days
Luana Carolina – 30 days
Andreas Michailidis – 180 days or until cleared by left hand x-ray
KB Bhullar – 21 days
Felipe Colares – 30 days
Luke Sanders – 30 days

Medical suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness. 

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