UFC 259 Medical Suspensions: Israel Adesanya Facing Potential 6-Month Layoff

Following the conclusion of UFC 259, we have the medical outcome and the suspensions that the fighters are facing.

While the fighters can be out for the entire duration of the medical suspension, these suspensions can frequently be reduced if they are cleared medically prior. Take a look below at the medical suspensions, per MixedMartialArts.com, the Association of Boxing Commissions’ official record keeper.

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Jan Blachowicz defeated Israel Adesanya by Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45)
•Blachowicz susended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21.
•Adesanya must have left foot & ankle x-ray, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/21/21, no contact until 04/06/21.

Amanda Nunes defeated Megan Anderson by Submission (Armbar, Round 1, 2:03)
•Anderson must have right elbow MRI, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance & must have nasal x-ray, if positive must have Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/21/21, no contact until 04/06/21.

Aljamain Sterling defeated Petr Yan by DQ (Illegal Knee, Round 4, 4:29)
•Sterling suspended until 05/06/21, No contact until 04/21/21.

Islam Makhachev defeated Drew Dober by Submission (Arm Triangle Choke, Round 3, 1:37)

Aleksandar Rakic defeated Thiago Santos by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
•Rakic must have right ankle x-ray, if positive must have Orthopedic Dr clearance or no contest until 09/03/21; minimum suspension no contest until 04/06/21, no contact until 03/28/21.
•Santos suspended until 03/28/21, No contact until 03/21/21.

Dominick Cruz defeated Casey Kenney by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
•Cruz suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21 – Face lacerations.
•Kenney suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21- Tooth #9 chip.

Kyler Phillips defeated Song Yadong by Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Phillips suspended until 04/06/21, No contact until 03/28/21 – Sutures above left eyebrow and right eyelid.
•Song suspended until 03/28/21, No contact until 03/21/21.

Askar Askarov defeated Joseph Benavidez by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
•Benavidez suspended until 04/21/21, No contact until 04/06/21 – Cut under left eye.

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