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UFC on ESPN 12 medical suspensions: Gian Villante, two others facing potential six-month sits

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UFC Fight Night: Villante v Oleksiejczuk Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is now a few days removed from its UFC on ESPN 12 mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which took place last Sat. night (June 27, 2020) inside UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As with any combat sport, UFC on ESPN 12 was not without its fair share of injuries, recently provided by the regulators at Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Chief among them was heavyweight bruiser Gian Villante, who could be looking at a six-month suspension.

That’s not all.

Complete UFC on ESPN 12 injuries and post-fight medical suspensions below:

Dustin Poirier: Suspended until Aug. 27, no contact until Aug. 12 (tough fight)
Dan Hooker: Suspended until Aug. 27, no contact until Aug. 12 (tough fight)
Mike Perry: Suspended until July 28, no contact until July 19 (left eyebrow lacerations, suspension can be lifted by physician)
Mickey Gall: Suspended until July 28, no contact until July 19
Maurice Greene: Suspended until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28 (left cheek laceration)
Gian Villante: Suspended until Dec. 25 pending X-rays and clearance from orthopedic doctor (left hand), minimum suspension until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28
Brendan Allen: Suspended until Dec. 25 pending clearance from ENT doctor (orbital, nasal, and sinus fracturs), minimum suspension until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28
Kyle Daukaus: Suspended until Aug. 27, no contact until Aug. 12 (eyebrow laceration)
Philipe Lins: Suspended until Aug. 27, no contact until Aug. 12
Julian Erosa: Suspended until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28 (left eye laceration)
Sean Woodson: Suspended until July 28, no contact until July 19
Khama Worthy: Suspended until Dec. 25 pending X-rays (right ankle), MRI (left knee), and clearance from orthopedic doctor
Luis Pena: Suspended until July 28, no contact until July 19
Jason Witt: Suspended until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28
Kay Hansen: Suspended until Aug. 12, no contact until July 28 (left eye laceration, suspension can be lifted by physician)

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 on ESPN 12 results and fight coverage click here.