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UFC 263 injuries, medical suspensions: Brandon Moreno facing potential six-month sit

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MMA: JUN 12 UFC 263 Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

UFC 263 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Adesanya vs. Vettori 2” pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend (Sat., June 12, 2021) in Glendale, Arizona.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including newly-crowned UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno. “The Assassin Baby” could be out for the next six months following an injury to his right foot.

The full list of UFC 263 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Fighting) includes:

Israel Adesanya: Seven day suspension
Marvin Vettori: Suspended 30 days for hard bout
Brandon Moreno: Needs clearance from orthopedic doctor for right foot or suspended for 180 days, no contact for 30 days
Leon Edwards: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Nate Diaz: Suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations
Belal Muhammad: Suspended 30 days for multiple lacerations
Demian Maia: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Paul Craig: Suspended seven days
Jamahal Hill: Must get clearance from orthopedic doctor for dislocated elbow or suspended for 180 days
Brad Riddell: Suspended 45 days for multiple lacerations
Drew Dober: Suspended 45 days for two lacerations, needs orthopedic clearance for hip pain
Eryk Anders: Seven day suspension
Darren Stewart: 14 day suspension
Lauren Murphy: Suspended 45 days for right eyebrow laceration, no contact for 30 days
Joanne Calderwood: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Movsar Evloev: Seven day suspension
Hakeem Dawodu: 14 day suspension
Pannie Kianzad: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Alexis Davis: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Terrance McKinney: Needs MRI and clearance from orthopedic doctor for right knee or suspended for 180 days, no contact for 30 days
Matt Frevola: Suspended 45 days for knockout, no contact for 30 days
Steven Peterson: Seven day suspension
Chase Hooper: Seven day suspension
Fares Ziam: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Luigi Vendramini: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 days
Carlos Felipe: Suspended 45 days for right eye laceration, no contact for 30 days
Jake Collier: Suspended 30 days for hard bout, no contact for 21 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 263 results and play-by-play click here.