UFC Vegas 43 medical suspensions: Multiple nose fractures could sideline Miesha Tate until May

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Event headliner Miesha Tate and five other fighters land on the UFC Vegas 43 medical suspensions report as facing up to six months on the sidelines.

UFC Vegas 43 took place on Saturday evening from inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev. The card’s main featured a clash of top-10 women’s bantamweights. After five hard-fought rounds, Brazil’s Ketlen Vieira outlasted former division queen Tate to score a unanimous decision victory.

Along with the defeat, “Cupcake” will need to get doctor clearance on multiple fractures in her nose or she will be medically sidelined until May.

Fast-rising bantamweight talent Adrian Yanez is also facing a six-month hiatus by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. After incurring damage to his right hand in his closely contested split-decision victory over Davey Grant in the night’s main card opener.

The full UFC Vegas 43 medical suspensions report can be found below.

UFC Vegas 43 medical suspensions rundown

Ketlen Vieira def. Miesha Tate by unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 49-46)

  • Vieira facing no suspension
  • Tate must have bilateral nasal bone fractures and superior nasal septal fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 05/20/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 01/05/22, no contact until 12/21/21

Sean Brady def. Michael Chiesa by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Brady suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21 — Bilateral small lacerations under both eyes
  • Chiesa facing no suspension

Taila Santos def. Joanne Wood by submission, round 1

  • Santos facing no suspension
  • Wood must have left hand x-ray. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/20/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/21/21, no contact until 12/12/21– Hard fight

Rani Yahya def. Kyung Ho Kang by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Yahya suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21 — Laceration under left eye
  • Kang suspended until 12/12/21. No contact until 12/05/21

Adrian Yanez def. Davey Grant by split-decision (29-28, 29-28, 27-30)

  • Yanez must have right hand x-ray. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/20/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/21/21, no contact until 12/12/21
  • Suspend Grant until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21 — Laceration on nose

Patrick Sabatini def. Tucker Lutz by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Sabatini facing no suspension
  • Lutz suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21

Rafa Garcia def. Natan Levy by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Garcia must have right elbow and right hand x-rays. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/20/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/21/21, no contact until 12/12/21
  • Levy must have bilateral foot x-rays and left foot MRI. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance and must have dental evaluation for teeth #8 and #9 issue. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/21/21, no contact until 12/12/21

Lupita Godinez def. Loma Lookboonmee by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Godinez must have right knee MRI. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 05/20/22
  • Lookboonmee facing no suspension

Cody Durden def. Aoriqileng by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Durden must have nasal bones x-ray. If positive must have ENT or OMF doctor clearance or no contest until 05/20/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 12/21/21, no contact until 12/12/21
  • Aoriqileng suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21

Sean Soriano def. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Soriano suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21
  • Nuerdanbieke facing no suspension

Luana Pinheiro def. Sam Hughes by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Pinheiro facing no suspension
  • Hughes suspended until 12/21/21. No contact until 12/12/21
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