UFC Vegas 33 medical suspensions: Strickland and Hall among nine facing possible six-month suspensions

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Jul 7, 2018; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Uriah Hall (red gloves) fights Paulo Costa (blue gloves) during UFC 226 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

For most, UFC Vegas 33 is in the rearview, and the focus has switched to UFC 265 on Saturday night. However, after an event filled with several hard-fought fights and knockouts, the evening’s festivities will have a lasting effect on many of the competitors on the card.

MixedMartialArts.com exclusively attained the post-event medical reports from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, an astounding nine fighters — including main event participants Uriah Hall and Sean Strickland — could be sidelined for the next six months. Some of the serious injuries incurred by the talent on the card include possible orbital, foot, hand, nose, and leg fractures.

You can find the full breakdown of the NSAC’s final evaluations below.

UFC Vegas 33 medical suspensions stats

Sean Strickland def. Uriah Hall by unanimous decision (50-44, 49-46, 50-45)

  • Strickland must have an x-ray of left thigh and knee, also dental evaluation of lower prosthetic tooth or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension no contest and no contact until 08/31/21
  • Hall needs right orbital floor fracture clearance by ENT doctor or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension and no contest until 09/30/21, no contact until 09/15/21

Cheyanne Buys def. Gloria de Paula by technical knockout in round 1 (1:00)

  • De Paula suspended until 09/15/21; No contact until 08/31/21
  • Buys facing no suspension

Jared Gooden def. Niklas Stolze by technical knockout in round 1 (1:08)

  • Gooden must have both hands x-rayed or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension no contest and no contact until 08/31/21
  • Stolze suspended until 09/15/21; No contact until 08/31/21

Melsik Baghdasaryan def. Collin Anglin by technical knockout in round 2 (1:50)

  • Baghdasaryan must have left foot x-ray or no contest until 01/28/2; minimum suspension no contest and no contact until 08/15/21
  • Anglin suspended until 09/15/21; No contact until 08/31/21

Jason Witt def. Bryan Barnerena by majority decision (29-27, 29-28, 28-28)

  • Witt suspended until 09/15/21; No contact until 08/31/21 – Hard fight
  • Barberena suspended until 08/31/21; No contact until 08/22/21 – Hard fight

Chris Gruetzemacher def. Rafa Garcia by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Gruetzemacher suspended until 08/31/21; No contact until 08/22/21
  • Garcia needs nasal fracture clearance by ENT doctor or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension no contest and no contact until 09/15/21

Danny Chavez vs Kai Kamaka III ruled majority draw (29-28, 28-28, 28-28)

  • Chavez must have a right foot x-ray or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension no contest until 08/31/21, no contact until 08/22/21
  • Kamaka must have a right shoulder x-ray or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension and no contact until 08/31/21

Jinh Yu Frey def. Ashley Yoder by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Frey suspended until 08/31/21; No contact until 08/22/21
  • Yoder must have right tibia fibula x-ray or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension no contest and contact until 08/31/21

Zarrukh Adashev def. Ryan Benoit by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27)

  • Adashev suspended until 09/30/21; No contact until 09/30/21
  • Benoit must have left fibular head fracture clearance by an Orthopedic doctor; minimum suspension no contest until 08/31/21, no contact until 08/22/21

Philip Rowe def. Orion Cosce by technical knockout in round 2 (4:21)

  • Rowe suspended until 08/31/21; No contact until 08/22/21 – Hard fight
  • Cosce needs ENT doctor clearance for face CT findings and Orthopedic doctor clearance for possible bicep injury or no contest until 01/28/22; minimum suspension and no contest until 09/30/21, no contact until 09/15/21
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