UFC Vegas 37 medical suspensions: Anthony Smith and 5 others facing possible six-month suspensions

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Mar 2, 2019; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Anthony Smith (blue gloves) reacts after losing to Jon Jones (red gloves) during UFC 235 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s UFC 266 card is now the focus of many fans and media, but we still have some fun house cleaning to do for this past weekend’s event with the UFC Vegas 37 medical suspensions.

UFC Vegas 37 was an action-packed 14 bout card, with half of the matchups not needing to go to the scorecards. Because of the high level of fight-finishing activity, six of the participants could be out for the next six months recuperating from injuries that include dental and orbital fractures.

One of the competitors that could be forced to the sidelines is main event winner Anthony Smith. The fourth-ranked light heavyweight submitted Ryan Spann in the first round of the events featured matchup. During his dominant victory, he suffered a knee injury that will need orthopedic doctor clearance before we next see him in the Octagon.

You can find the full post-event medical report below.

UFC Vegas 37 medical suspensions rundown

Anthony Smith def. Ryan Spann by submission in round 1 (3:47)

  • Smith must have right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22 – Right knee pain
  • Span suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21

Ion Cutelaba def. Devin Clark by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-27, 30-26)

  • Cutelaba susupended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21 – Hard fight
  • Clark must have alveolar ridge fracture cleared by dental or OMFS doctor and left ankle x-ray. If ankle is positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/18/21, no contact until 11/03/21

Ariane Lipski def. Mandy Bohm by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Lipski facing no suspension
  • Bohm suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Arman Tsarukyan def. Christos Giagos by TKO in round 1 (2:09)

  • Tsarukyan facing no suspension
  • Giagos suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Nate Maness def. Tony Gravely by TKO in round 2 (2:10)

  • Maness suspended until 10/10/21. No contact until 10/03/21
  • Gravely suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Joaquin Buckley def. Antonio Arroyo by TKO in round 3 (2:26)

  • Buckley must have left orbital fracture cleared by OMF or ophthalmologist doctor, or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/03/21, no contact until 10/19/21
  • Arroyo until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Tafon Nchukwi def. Mike Rodriguez by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Nchukwi suspended until 10/10/21. No contact until 10/03/21
  • Rodriguez suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21 – Hard fight

Raquel Pennington def. Pannie Kianzad by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Pennington suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21
  • Kianzad must have right cornial abrasion cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 03/18/22. No contact until 10/19/21

Rong Zhu def. Brandon Jenkins by TKO in round 3 (4:35)

  • Rong Zhu must have left thumb x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 03/18/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 10/19/21, no contact until 10/10/21
  • Jenkins suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Montel Jackson def. JP Buys by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Jackson facing no suspension
  • Buys suspended until 11/18/21. No contact until 11/03/21

Erin Blanchfield def. Sarah Alpar by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

  • Blanchfield facing no suspension
  • Alpar suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Carlston Harris def. Impa Kasanganay by TKO in round 1 (2:38)

  • Harris facing no suspenion
  • Kasanganay suspended until 11/03/21. No contact until 10/19/21

Gustavo Lopez vs. Heili Alateng ends in a unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)

  • Lopez must have left infraorbital wall fracture cleared by OMF or ophthalmologist and right hand fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 03/18/21. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/03/21, no contact until 10/19/21
  • Alateng suspended until 10/19/21. No contact until 10/10/21

Hannah Goldy def. Emily Whitmire by submission in round 1 (4:17)

  • Goldy facing no suspension
  • Whitemire must have lower left lip laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until 10/10/21. No contact until 10/03/21
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