UFC Vegas 41 medical suspensions: Headliners Marvin Vettori and Paulo Costa facing possible 6-month suspensions

UFC vegas 41 medical suspensions
Mar 14, 2020; Brasilia, DF, Brazil; Paulo Borrachinha Costa during UFC Fight Night at Ginasio Nilson Nelson. Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

The UFC Vegas 41 medical suspensions have been released exclusively to MixedMartialArts.com, and both participants in the card’s main event could be sidelined well into 2022.

UFC Vegas 41 took place inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday afternoon. The card featured a headlining matchup of top-five middleweights competing at light heavyweight. After a week-long saga about which weight the bout would be contested at, Marvin Vettori (18-4-1) and Paulo Costa (13-2) delivered a highly competitive five-round battle that saw “The Italian Dream” pull out the unanimous decision victory.

After their 25 minute war, both Costa and Vettori could be headed to the sidelines for the next six months with various injuries incurred during the bout. Including serious damage to the forearms, a knee, a foot, and an eye. They will need clearance from specialists if they hope to return to the Octagon before April.

The complete list of medical evaluations following UFC Vegas 41 can be found below.

UFC Vegas 41 medical suspensions run down

Marvin Vettori def. Paulo Costa by unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46)

  • Vettori must have both forearms x-rayed and MRI of right knee. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/08/21, no contact until 11/23/21
  • Costa must have right foot x-ray. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance and must have left eye cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/08/21, no contact until 11/23/21

Grant Dawson vs. Ricky Glenn ends in a majority draw

  • Dawson must have broken eleventh rib cleared by thoracic doctor or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension 11/23/21, no contact until 11/14/21
  • Glenn suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21

Jessica-Rose Clark def. Joselyne Edwards by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Clark facing no suspension
  • Edwards suspended until 12/08/21. No contact until 11/23/21 – nasal laceration

Alex Caceres def. Seung Woo Choi by submission, round 2 (3:31)

  • Caceres suspended until 11/14/21. No contact until 11/07/21 – lip laceration
  • Choi suspended until 12/08/21. No contact until 11/23/21

Francisco Trinaldo def. Dwight Grant by split-decision (29-27, 27-29, 29-27)

  • Trinaldo must have left hand x-ray. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/23/21, no contact until 11/14/21
  • Grant suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21

Nicolae Negumereanu def. Ike Villanueva by TKO, round 1 (1:18)

  • Negumereanu facing no suspension
  • Villanueva suspended until 12/06/21. No contact until 11/23/21

Gregory Rodrigues def. Jun Yong Park by KO, round 2 (3:13)

  • Rodrigues suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21
  • Park suspended until 12/23/21. No contact until 12/08/21

Mason Jones def. David Onama by unanimous decision (29-82, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Jones must have MRI of right knee. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/23/21, no contact until 11/14/21
  • Onama suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21

Tabatha Ricci def. Maria Oliveira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Ricci facing no suspension
  • Oliveira suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21

Jaime Pickett def. Laureano Staropoli by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Pickett facing no suspension
  • Staropoli suspended until 12/08/21. No contact until 11/23/21 – left eyebrow cuts

Jai Herbert def. Khama Worthy by TKO, round 1 (2:47)

  • Herbert facing no suspension
  • Worthy suspended until 12/08/21. No contact until 11/23/21 – lip cut

Jeff Molina def. Daniel Lacerda by TKO, round 2 (0:46)

  • Molina must have right ankle x-ray. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/14/21, no contact until 11/07/21
  • Lacerda suspended until 12/08/21. No contact until 11/23/21

Randa Markos def. Livia Souza by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Markos facing no suspension
  • Souza suspended until 11/23/21. No contact until 11/14/21

Jonathan Martinez def. Zviad Lazishvili by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Martinez facing no suspension
  • Lazishvili must have right foot x-ray. If positive, needs orthopedic clearance or no contest until 04/22/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 11/23/21, no contact until 11/14/21
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