UFC Vegas 39 medical suspensions: Mackenzie Dern, Randy Brown and six others face possible six-month suspensions

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May 12, 2018; Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; Mackenzie Dern walks to the ring before a fight against Amanda Cooper (not seen)​​​ during UFC 224 at Jeunesse Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC Vegas 39 medical suspensions are in from the Nevada Atheltic Commission and eight talents on the card, including headliner Mackenzie Dern and co-main event competitor Randy Brown, could be out of action for up to six months.

UFC Vegas 39 aired exclusively on ESPN+ Saturday afternoon and featured a strawweight main event pitting top-10 talents Dern (11-2) and Marina Rodriguez (15-1-2) in a battle to move another pivotal step forward into contendership. After five hard-fought rounds, Rodriguez was awarded a unanimous decision with scores of 49-46, 49-46, 49-46. Along with a defeat that ended a four-fight win streak, the 28-year-old Dern suffered a thumb injury that could keep her out until April.

In the co-main event, Randy Brown scored an easy unanimous decision win over Jared Gooden. However, toe and knee injuries could keep “Rude Boy” on the sidelines for the next six months unless he gets cleared by an orthopedic doctor before then.

You can find the full rundown on the NAC’s UFC Vegas 39 post-fight medical evaluations, exclusively on MixedMartialArts.com below.

UFC Vegas 39 medical suspensions rundown

Marina Rodriguez def. Mackenzie Dern by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 49-46)

  • Rodriguez facing no suspension
  • Dern must have right thumb x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/09/21, no contact until 10/31/21

Randy Brown def. Jared Gooden by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Brown must have right great toe x-ray and left knee MRI. If either are positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/09/21, no contact until 10/31/21
  • Gooden facing no suspension

Matheus Nicolau def. Tim Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Nicolau suspended until 11/09/21. No contact until 10/31/21 – Hard fight
  • Elliott suspended until 10/31/21. No contact until 10/24/21

Mariya Agapova def. Sabina Mazo by submission, round 3 (0:53)

  • Agapova must have nasal bones x-ray. If positive, must have ENT doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. No contact until 11/09/21
  • Mazo suspended until 11/09/21. No contact until 10/31/21

Chris Gutierrez def. Felipe Colares by split-decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)

  • Gutierrez suspened until 10/31/21. No contact until 10/24/21
  • Colares must have left elbow x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/24/21, no contact until 11/09/21 – Hard fight

Alexander Romanov def. Jared Vanderaa by technical knockout, round 2 (4:43)

  • Romanov must have left middle finger x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/09/21, no contact until 10/31/21
  • Vanderaa must have facial lacerations near left eye and on nose cleared by doctr or no contest until 11/24/21. No contact until 11/09/21

Damon Jackson def. Charles Rosa by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 29-28)

  • Jackson must have right ankle x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/09/21, no contact until 11/24/21 – Large laceration near right eyebrow
  • Rosa must have left great toe x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctr clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/09/21, no contact until 10/31/21

Lupita Godinez def. Silvana Juarez by submission, round 1 (4:14)

  • Godinez facing no suspension
  • Silvana Juarez must have left elbow x-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/09/21, no contact until 10/31/21

Steve Garcia def. Charlie Ontiveros by TKO, round 2 (1:51)

  • Garcia suspended until 11/24/21. No contact until 11/09/21
  • Ontiveros must have orthopedic doctr clearance for fragments along distal medial humerus in right forearm and must have OMF, ENT or ophthalmologist doctor clearance for fracture of region of junction of left zygoma and squamous portion of left temporal bone or no contest until 04/08/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/24/21, no contact until 11/09/21
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