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UFC Vegas 38 medical suspensions could bench Thiago Santos, Johnny Walker until April

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UFC Fight Night: Santos v Walker Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Thiago Santos and Johnny Walker may not have put forth one of the more action-packed fights of the year, but both Brazilians still sustained enough damage to leave them staring down the barrel of a six-month medical suspension, pending clearing from their respective physicians.

Joining them in the six-month club are Niko Price (left knee), Krzysztof Jotko (left foot), Devonte Smith (right orbital), and Johnny Eduardo (right orbital). Kevin Holland, meanwhile, will be eligible to return before the end of the month, despite his clash of heads with Kyle Daukaus at UFC Vegas 38 back on Oct. 2 in Las Vegas.

Here are the rest of the UFC Vegas 38 medial suspensions from MixedMartialArts.com, helpfully compiled by MMA Fighting:

Thiago Santos: Must have X-rays on left ring finger, left foot, left knee and left ribs. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24
Johnny Walker: Must have X-ray on left foot. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24
Kevin Holland: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24 — lower lip laceration
Niko Price: Must have X-ray on left knee. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Oct. 24, no contact until Oct. 17 — left eyebrow laceration
Alex Oliveira: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24
Krzysztof Jotko: Must have X-ray on left foot. If positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Oct. 24, no contact until Oct. 17
Misha Cirkunov: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24
Mike Breeden: Suspended until Nov. 17, no contact until Nov. 2
Jared Gordon: Suspended until Oct. 24, no contact until Oct. 17 — head laceration
Joe Solecki: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24 — forehead laceration
Antonina Shevchenko: Suspended until Nov. 17, no contact until Nov. 2 — multiple facial abrasions
Bethe Correia: Suspended until Nov. 17, no contact until Nov. 2
Jamie Mullarkey: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24 - chipped tooth
Devonte Smith: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist or ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor for right orbital fracture or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 17, no contact until Nov. 2
Gaetano Pirrello: Suspended until Nov. 17, no contact until Nov. 2
Shanna Young: Suspended until Oct. 24, no contact until Oct. 17
Alejandro Perez: Suspended until Nov. 2, no contact until Oct. 24 — forehead laceration
Johnny Eduardo: Must receive clearance from ENT doctor for right orbital fracture or no contest until April 1. Minimum suspension no contest until Oct. 24, no contact until Oct. 17

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 38 results and play-by-play click here.