UFC Vegas 16 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier today for those athletes competing at the “Hermansson vs. Vettori” event this past weekend (Sat., Dec. 5, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including middleweight headliner Jack Hermansson. “The Joker” could be looking at a six-month suspension for his fractured left orbital.
The full list of UFC Vegas 16 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Junkie) includes:
Jack Hermansson: Suspended 180 days or until fractured left orbital is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Marvin Vettori: Suspended 45 days or until cut to left eyelid is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 30 days with no contact for 21 days.
Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Jamahal Hill: Needs clearance of left hand with x-ray, otherwise suspended 180 days.
Gabriel Benitez: Suspended 14 days with 7 days no contact.
Justin Jaynes: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Roman Dolidze: No suspension.
John Allan: Needs clearance of right knee with MRI and right ankle with x-ray, otherwise suspended 180 days. Suspended minimum 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Matt Wiman: Suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact.
Jordan Leavitt: No suspension.
Louis Smolka: Suspended 30 days, no contact for 21 days due to cut on right eyebrow.
Jose Quinonez: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.
Ilia Topuria: No suspension.
Damon Jackson: Suspended 180 days or until possible nasal fracture is cleared by a doctor; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
Gian Villante: Suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact due to contusions.
Jake Collier: Suspended 180 days or until possible non-displaced fracture of left lateral orbital wall is cleared by an ophthalmologist; also suspended 60 days with no contact for 45 days.
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 Vegas 16 results and play-by-play click here.