UFC 263 medical suspensions: Hill, McKinney, and new champ Moreno face possible six-month suspensions

Jun 12, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Paul Craig is declared the winner by submission against Jamahal Hill during UFC 263 at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 263 can officially be put in the books on both a competitive, and medical level. As the Arizona Boxing & Mixed Martial Arts Commission has done all their final medical checks, handed down suspensions, and passed on all the information exclusively to MixedMartialArts.com.

The event was headlined by a twin bill of championship rematches. In the first, Ultimate Fighter alum Brandon Moreno became the first Mexican-born competitor to win an Ultimate Fighting Championship title when he submitted Deiveson Figueiredo with a rear-naked choke in round three. While in the headliner, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defended his thrown once again with ease in a unanimous decision victory over hated rival Marvin Vettori.

After being reviewed by the commission’s medical team, quite a few fighters face short-term bans from competition. However, three fighters–including the promotion’s new flyweight champion–could be out of action for up to six months. Get all the low down on who could be on the sidelines for a while in the full list of UFC 263 medical suspensions below.

UFC 263 medical suspensions

Carlos Felipe defeated Jake Collier by split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

  • Felipe is suspended 45 days for a right eye laceration and can have no contact for 30 days
  • Collier is suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout,” and can have no contact for 21 days

Fares Ziam defeated Luigi Vendramini by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

  • Ziam is suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout,” and can have no contact for 21 days
  • Vendramini is suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout,” and can have no contact for 21 days

Steven Peterson defeated Chase Hooper by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

  • Hooper suspended 7 days
  • Peterson suspended 7 days

Terrence McKinney defeated Matt Frevola by knockout in round 1

  • Frevola is suspended 45 days, due to the knockout. He can have no contact for 30 days
  • McKinney is suspended 180 days, needs an MRI of his right knee and clearance letter from an orthopedic doctor. He can have no contact for 30 days
ufc 263 medical suspensions
Jun 12, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Jamahal Hill holds his wrist following his loss against Paul Craig during UFC 263 at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Pannie Kianzad defeated Alexis Davis by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Kianzad can have no contact for 21 days and is suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout”
  • Davis can have no contact for 21 days and is suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout”

Movsar Evloev defeated Hakeem Dawodu by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)

  • Evloev suspended for seven days
  • Dawodu suspended for 14 days

Lauren Murphy defeated Joanne Calderwood by split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

  • Murphy is suspended for 45 days due to a right eyebrow laceration. Can have no contact for 30 days
  • Calderwood is suspended for 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout.” She can have no contact for 21 days

Eryk Anders defeated Darren Stewart by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

  • Anders suspended for seven days
  • Stewart suspended for 14 days

Brad Riddell defeated Drew Dober by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Dober suspended 45 days due to two lacerations. Needs orthopedic clearance for right hip (pain)
  • Riddell suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations

Paul Craig defeated Jamahal Hill by TKO, round 1

  • Craig suspended for seven days
  • Hill suspended 180 days for dislocated elbow. He will require clearance from an orthopedic doctor

Belal Muhammad defeated Demian Maia by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Maia is suspended for 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout,” and can have no contact for 21 days
  • Muhammad suspended 30 days for multiple lacerations

Leon Edwards defeated Nate Diaz by unanimous decision (49-46. 49-46, 49-46)

  • Edwards is suspend 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout.” He can have no contact for 21 days
  • Nate Diaz suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations

Brandon Moreno defeated Deiveson Figueiredo by submission, round 3

  • Figueiredo suspended for 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout”
  • Moreno is suspended for 180 days for right foot. Needs clearance by orthopedic doctor. He can have no contact for 30 days

Israel Adesanya defeated Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision

  • Adesanya suspended for seven days
  • Vettori suspended 30 days as a precaution after a “hard bout”
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