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UFC Vegas 8 medical suspensions: Smith, Lawler sat until October

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UFC Fight Night: Smith v Rakic Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC

UFC Vegas 8 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Smith vs. Rakic” event this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 29, 2020) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including light heavyweight headliner Anthony Smith. “Lionheart” left “Sin City” on crutches following his unanimous decision loss to 205-pound “Rocket” Aleksandar Rakic.

Complete UFC Vegas 8 medical suspensions (via MMA Fighting) below:

Anthony Smith: Suspended until Oct. 14, no contact until Sept. 29
Neil Magny: Must have cut on right elbow cleared by doctor or no contest until Oct. 14, minimum suspension no contest until Sept. 11
Robbie Lawler: Suspended until Oct. 14 for nasal laceration, no contact until Sept. 29
Ji Yeon Kim: Requires clearance from oral and maxillofacial doctor or ophthalmologist for right orbital non-displaced fracture, or no contest until Feb. 26, 2021; minimum suspension, no contest until Oct. 14, no contact until Sept. 290
Ricardo Lamas: Suspended until Sept. 29, no contact until Sept. 20
Impa Kasanganay: Requires clearance from doctor for right eye laceration or no contest until Oct. 14; minimum suspension, no contest until Sept. 11
Maki Pitolo: Suspended until Oct. 14 for facial lacerations. No contact until Sept. 29
Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended until Oct. 14. No contact until Sept. 29
Christian Aguilera: Suspended until Oct. 14 for right eyebrow and nose lacerations. No contact until Sept. 29
Polyana Viana: Requires MRI on right thumb and X-ray of right foot, and clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until Feb. 26, 2021; minimum suspension, no contest until Sept. 29, no contact until Sept. 20
Emily Whitmire: Suspended, no contact until Sept. 29 for left elbow pain
Mallory Martin: Requires MRI of right knee and clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until Feb. 26, 2021; minimum suspension, no contest until Oct. 29 , no contact until Oct. 14
Hannah Cifers: Requires clearance from doctor for nose cut or no contest until Oct. 14; minimum suspension, no contest until Sept. 29, no contact until Sept. 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 Vegas 8 results click here.