UFC Vegas 38 Medical Suspensions: Main Event Pair Out Until April?

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Thiago Santos UFC Vegas 38
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 01: Thiago Santos of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 01, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

The UFC Vegas 38 main event didn’t exactly blow fans away, but the combatants in question could be on the shelf for a while.

With the list of medical suspensions from Saturday’s event released, it appears Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker incurred more damage than expected. Both have been given the maximum 180 suspension, though both can be cleared to return to the cage within 30 days by orthopedic doctors.

In the case of Santos, who won what can only be deemed a lackluster main event, he’ll need to show negative x-rays of his left ring finger, foot, knee, and ribs. Walker, meanwhile, needs an x-ray of his left foot to pass muster.

Despite eating a nasty accidental headbutt in the co-main event that appeared to briefly render him unconscious, Kevin Holland has just a 30 day suspension, and opponent Kyle Daukaus has none at all. That could move up the timeframe for their rematch.

Krzysztof Jotko, Devonte Smith, and Johnny Eduardo are also facing 180 suspensions. In the case of Smith and Eduardo, fractured orbitals are to blame. Jotko, meanwhile, appears to have injured his left foot. All three can return to action earlier if cleared by doctors.

The full list of medical suspensions from UFC Vegas 38 is as follows:

Thiago Santos – 180 days unless cleared by orthopedic doctor following x-rays of left ring finger, left foot, left knee, and left ribs. Minimum suspension of 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21
Johnny Walker – 180 days unless cleared by orthopedic doctor following x-ray of left foot. Minimum suspension of 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21.
Kevin Holland – 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21
Kyle Daukaus – No suspensions
Niko Price – 180 days unless cleared by orthopedic doctor following suspension of left knee
Alex Oliveira – 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21
Krzysztof Jotko – 180 days unless cleared by orthopedic doctor following x-ray of left foot. Minimum suspension of 21 days, no contact until 10/17/21
Misha Cirkunov – 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21
Alexander Hernandez – No suspension
Mike Breeden – Suspended until 11/17/21, no contact for 30 days
Jared Gordon – Suspended 21 days, no contact until 10/17/21
Joe Solecki – 30 days no contact until 10/24/21
Casey O’Neill – No Suspension
Antonina Shevchenko – Suspended until 11/17/21, no contact for 30 days
Karol Rosa – No suspension
Bethe Correia – Suspended until 11/17/21, no contact for 30 days
Jamie Mullarkey – 30 days, no contact until 10/24/21 – chipped tooth
Devonte Smith – 180 days, unless cleared by ophthalmologist or ENT doctor due to right orbital fracture. Minimum suspension until 11/17/21, no contact 30 days
Douglas Silva de Andrade – No suspension
Gaetano Pirrello – Suspended until 11/17/21, no contact for 30 days
Stephanie Egger – No suspension
Shanna Young – 21 days, no contact until 10/17/21
Alejandro Perez – 30 days, no contact for 21 days due to forehead laceration
Johnny Eduardo – 180 days unless cleared by ENT doctor due to right orbital fracture. Minimum suspension 21 days, no contact until 10/17/21.

Suspensions first reported by mixedmartialarts.com

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