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UFC 245 medical suspensions flag Kamaru Usman, Colby Covington for six-month sits

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman, made his first 170-pound title defense in emphatic fashion by stopping bitter rival, Colby Covington, in the UFC 245 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Their “Fight of the Night” may have cost both fighters six months on the bench.

That’s according to the full list of medical suspensions and corresponding injuries handed down by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Monday, which also sat newly-crowned featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, until June.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions for UFC 245:

Kamaru Usman — Must have left thumb x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20 with no contact until 1/5/20

Colby Covington — Must have nondisplaced midline mandibular fracture cleared by oral and maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Alexander Volkanovski — Must have right hand x-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension 1/29/20, no contest until 1/14/20.

Max Holloway — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20 due to leg pain

Amanda Nunes — Suspended until 1/4/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Germaine de Randamie — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20.

Marlon Moraes — Suspended until 1/29/20, no contact until 1/14/20 due to cut on left eyelid.

Jose Aldo — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Petr Yan — Must have right foot X-ray, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Urijah Faber ­— Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Geoff Neal — Must have left ribs X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20 with no contact until 1/5/20.

Mike Perry — Must have nasal X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Ketlen Vieira — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Omari Akhmedov — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Ian Heinisch — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Matt Brown — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20 due to cut on left eyebrow.

Ben Saunders — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20

Daniel Teymur ­— Suspended until 1/29/20, no contact until 1/14/20

Brandon Moreno — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Kai Kara-France — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20

Jessica Eye — Suspended until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/15/20 due to cut on left cheek.

Viviane Araujo — Must have X-ray or MRI of right hand and X-ray of right foot and left tibia, if positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until 6/12/20. Minimum suspension until 1/14/20, no contact until 1/5/20.

Oskar Piechota — Suspended until 2/13/20, no contact until 1/29/20.

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 complete UFC 245 results and fight coverage click here.