UFC Vegas 18 Medical Suspensions: Alistair Overeem Facing 6-Month Layoff

UFC Vegas 18 has come and gone and didn't do so without it's fair share of injuries.

Legendary heavyweight Alistair Overeem suffered a brutal TKO-loss at the hands of fellow heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov in the night's main event.

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Frankie Edgar, who was on the wrong end of a flying knee TKO from Cory Sandhagen which could very well be a Knockout Of The Year contender is also facing a pretty lengthy layoff.

Alistar Overeem: Must receive clearance from ENT or no contest until Aug. 6; minimum suspension no contest until April 8, no contact until March 24

Frankie Edgar: Suspended until April 8, no contact until March 24

Clay Guida: Must have forehead laceration cleared by doctor or no contest until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Michael Johnson: Suspended until Feb. 28, no contact until Feb. 21

Alexandre Pantoja: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on negative result from X-ray on both hands or no contest until Aug. 6; minimum suspension no contest until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Manel Kape: Must have right thumb swelling cleared by doctor or no contest until Aug. 6

Beneil Dariush: Suspended until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28 (laceration under left eye)

Diego Ferreira: Suspended until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Mike Rodriguez: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on negative result from MRI of left shoulder or no contest until Aug. 6; minimum suspension no contest until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Devonte Smith: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on negative result from X-ray on right hand and wrist or no contest until Aug. 6; minimum suspension no contest until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Justin Jaynes: Suspended until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28 (left eye swelling)

Karol Rosa: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on negative result from X-ray on left hand or no contest until Aug. 6; minimum suspension no contest until March 9, no contact until Feb. 28

Joselyne Edwards: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for left shoulder sprain or no contest until Aug. 6

Seung Woo Choi: Suspended until Feb. 28, no contact until Feb. 21

Timur Valiev: Suspended until Feb. 28, no contact until Feb. 21

Jerome Rivera: Suspended until March 24, no contact until March 9

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