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Robert Whittaker, Kelvin Gastelum draw light medical suspensions following UFC Vegas 24

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker v Gastelum Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC Vegas 24 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Whittaker vs. Gastelum” event last weekend (Sat., April 17, 2021) from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including middleweight headliners Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum. Both fighters will be sat for a couple of weeks following “The “Reaper’s” commanding unanimous decision victory.

The full list of UFC Vegas 24 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Fighting) includes:

Robert Whittaker: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (hard fight)
Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (right eyelid laceration)
Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (hard fight)
Chase Sherman: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from MRI on left knee and/or X-rays on right foot and right tibia/fibula or no contest until Oct. 15; minimum suspension no contest until May 18, no contact until May 18
Jacob Malkoun: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2
Abdul Razak Alhassan: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9
Tracy Cortez: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2
Justine Kish: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2
Luis Pena: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left hand or no contest until Oct. 15; minimum suspension no contest until May 18, no contact until May 9
Alex Munoz: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2
Alexander Romanov: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9
Juan Espino: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from MRI on right elbow or no contest until Oct. 15
Jessica Penne: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (left eyebrow laceration)
Bartosz Fabinski: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (laceration under right eye)
Austin Hubbard: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2
Dakota Bush: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25
Anthony Birchak: Suspended until June 2, no contact until May 18

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 24 results and play-by-play click here.