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Daniel Rodriguez among UFC Vegas 35 fighters facing six-month medical suspensions

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“D-Rod” is among six fighters potentially facing six-month medical suspensions after UFC Vegas 35: “Barboza vs. Chikadze.”

Daniel Rodriguez left UFC Vegas 35 with the biggest win of his professional career ... and a potential six-month medical suspension.

Rodriguez, along with five other fighters, topped the list of medical suspensions for UFC Vegas 35, which took place inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Aug. 28, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+. Rodriguez scored a split decision in a fight headlined by Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze (watch highlights) and will require an x-ray on his left hand. The medical suspensions were issued by Nevada Athletic Commission and released by ABC records keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

The five other athletes who could be out just as long are Gilbert Urbina (left knee, left wrist), Brady Heistand (right knee, chipped tooth), Wellington Turman (right great toe), Jamall Emmers (left knee) and Guido Cannetti (right shoulder, left knee).

Check out the full UFC Vegas 35 medical suspensions below:

  • Giga Chikadze: Suspended until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Edson Barboza: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Bryan Battle: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28 for cut near right eye.
  • Gilbert Urbina: Must have left knee MRI and left wrist X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Ricky Turcios: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28 for cut under right toe.
  • Brady Hiestand: Must have right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic clearance andchipped tooth cleared by dentist or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Daniel Rodriguez: Must have left hand X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Kevin Lee: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28 for cut above right eye.
  • Andre Petroski: Suspended until Sept. 19, no contact until Sept. 12.
  • Michael Gilmore: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Makhmud Muradov: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended until Oct. 28, no contact until Oct. 13.
  • Wellington Turman: Must have right great toe fracture cleared by orthopedic or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Sam Alvey: Suspended until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Darren Stewart: Suspended until Oct. 31, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • J.J. Aldrich: Suspended until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Vanessa Demopoulos: Suspended until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19 for facial abrasions.
  • Jamall Emmers: Must have left knee MRI. If positive, must be cleared by orthopedic or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Oct. 13, no contact until Sept. 28.
  • Mana Martinez: Suspended until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.
  • Guido Cannetti: Must have right shoulder and left knee MRI. If positive, must be cleared by orthopedic or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension until Sept. 28, no contact until Sept. 19.

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.


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