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UFC 219 medical suspensions and injuries: Holly Holm draws mandatory vacation, ‘Cyborg’ cleared to fight on

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UFC 219 injuries and medical suspensions for those athletes competing at the “Cyborg vs. Holm” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (Dec. 30, 2017) from inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, were released on Wednesday by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

Leading the list of mandatory timeouts is Holly Holm, who was roughed up by Cristiane Justino en route to a five-round unanimous decision loss (video). “The Preacher’s Daughter” will sit for up to two months following her “Sin City” defeat, while “Cyborg” — conveniently — was cleared to fight on.

Top lightweight contender Edson Barboza will join Holm in the 60-day club after getting clobbered by 155-pound wrecking ball Khabib Nurmagomedov (replay). “The Eagle” will not serve any time under medical suspension, since he took little-to-no damage.

Full list of UFC 219 medical suspensions include:

Cynthia Calvillo: Requires x-ray of left hand, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 02/15, no contact until 01/30

Neil Magny: Requires x-ray/MRI of left thumb, if positive then must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 01/30, no contact until 01/21

Omari Akhmedov: Requires left hand fracture to be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until 06/30; minimum suspension of no contest until 03/02, no contact until 02/15

Holly Holm: Suspended until 03/02, no contact until 02/15

Edson Barboza: Suspended until 03/02, no contact until 02/15

Khalil Rountree: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30

Michal Oleksaijczuf: Suspended until 2/15, no contact until 01/30 due to right eyebrow cut

Rick Glenn: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30

Marvin Vettori: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30 due to tough fight

Louis Smolka: Suspended until 02/15, no contact until 01/30 due to left forehead cut

Carla Esparza: Suspended until 01/30, no contact until 01/21

Mark De La Rosa: Suspended until 01/30, no contact until 01/21

There you have it.

Just a quick reminder: Fighters often return to action much quicker once doctors give them the green light. The lengthy suspensions are just a precaution in most cases. In addition, not all injuries are recorded during the post-fight examination and often times surface in follow-up tests.

For a complete wrap up of all the UFC 219 weekend festivities click here.