UFC Vegas 26 Medical Suspensions: Short on Fights and Suspensions

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Mike Trizano Credit: Mike Straus/Cageside Press

UFC Vegas 26 is in the books, which included just nine fights at the end of the day. With the shortage of fights that actually made it to the Octagon, there was a fairly short list of medical suspensions as well. Just 12 total fighters of the 18 in total saw medical suspensions of any length, and just three of substantial length.

Among those long suspensions is the opening bout’s winner Carlston Harris. Harris, who submitted Christian Aguilera in the first round, appears to have sustained damage to his rib cage. The damage is reported to have happened on the left side of his ribs. As a result, he’ll face 180 days on the shelf.

Another winner who is looking at a longer time off is Mike Trizano, who beat Ludovit Klein in a close and possibly controversial decision. In doing so, he has potentially injured his right hand and will need x-rays to clear him to fight. Like Harris, that layoff would be 180 days otherwise.

Mike Trizano and Ludoveit Klein, UFC Vegas 26
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 08: (L-R) Michael Trizano punches Ludovit Klein of Slovakia in a featherweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on May 08, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

And finally, Maurice Greene is also looking at 180 days without a fight. His injury, which came during his fight against Marcos Rogerio De Lima, is to his right knee. As is standard protocol, the NSAC will expect him to get an MRI to have it checked out.

All of these suspensions can be shortened if the fighter is cleared by the appropriate doctor.

Full list of medical suspensions:

Marina Rodriguez – 30 days
Michelle Waterson – 30 days
Donald Cerrone – 45 days
Neil Magny – 21 days
Maurice Greene – 180 days or until cleared by right knee MRI
Carlos Diego Ferreira – 45 days
Phil Hawes – 21 days
Kyle Daukaus – 60 days
Mike Trizano – 180 days or until cleared by right hand x-ray
Ludovit Klein – 30 days
Tafon Nchukwi – 60 days
Carlston Harris – 180 days or until cleared by left rib x-ray

Suspensions originally reported by Kirik Jenness. 


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