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UFC Vegas 29 medical suspensions could bury ‘Korean Zombie’ for six months

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UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie v Ige Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC Vegas 29 injuries and medical suspensions were submitted to MixedMartialArts.com earlier this week for those athletes competing at the “Korean Zombie vs. Ige” event last weekend (Sat., June 19, 2021) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas.

Not surprisingly, a fair share of combatants were handed mandatory timeouts, including featherweight headliner Chan Sung Jung. “The Korean Zombie” dislocated his shoulder and could be out of action for up to six months depending on his follow-up physical.

The full list of UFC Vegas 29 medical suspensions (courtesy of MMA Fighting) includes:

Chan Sung Jung: Must have left shoulder MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 20, no contact until July 11 for left eyebrow laceration
Dan Ige: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for lip laceration
Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for facial lacerations
Marlon Vera: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11
Davey Grant: Must have nasal bone fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20
Julian Erosa: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20
Wellington Turman: Suspended until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4
Dhiego Lima: Must have a right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4
Nicolae Negumereanu: Suspended until July 11, no contact until July 4
Kanako Murata: Must have left elbow dislocation cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4
Khaos Williams: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for right eyebrow laceration
Matthew Semelsberger: Must have nose X-ray. If positive, must have ENT doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 20, no contact until July 11
Josh Parisian: Must have nasal fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20
Roque Martinez: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for nasal bridge laceration
Joaquim Silva: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for lower lip laceration
Casey O’Neill: Must have left hand X-ray. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 11, no contact until July 4
Lara Procopio: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for right eye swelling

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 29 results and play-by-play click here.