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Devin Clark mouth injury at UFC Vegas 37 sends ‘Brown Bear’ to the bench for six months

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UFC Fight Night: Cutelaba v Clark Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight veteran Devin Clark suffered a gruesome mouth injury during his UFC Vegas 37 loss to fellow 205-pound bruiser Ion Cutelaba last Sat. night (Sept. 18, 2021) at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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As a result, the 31 year-old “Brown Bear” will be suspended for six months (March 18) pending clearance from an oral surgeon, though it would not come as a surprise to see Clark — who also suffered an injury to his left ankle — sidelined even longer.

Here are the rest of the UFC Vegas 37 medial suspensions from MixedMartialArts.com, helpfully compiled by MMA Fighting:

Anthony Smith: Must have right knee MRI; if positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18 — right knee pain
Ryan Spann: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10
Ion Cutelaba: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10 — hard fight
Devin Clark: Must receive clearance for alveolar ridge fracture from dental or OMFS (oral and maxillofacial surgery) doctor or no contest until March 18. Also requires left ankle X-ray; if positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
Mandy Bohm: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19
Christos Giagos: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
Nate Maness: Suspended until Oct. 10, no contact until Oct. 3
Tony Gravely: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
Joaquin Buckley: Must receive clearance from OMF doctor or ophthalmologist for left orbital fracture or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19
Antonio Arroyo: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
Tafon Nchukwi: Suspended until Oct. 10, no contact until Oct. 3
Mike Rodriguez: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19 — hard fight
Raquel Pennington: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10
Pannie Kianzad: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for right corneal abrasion or no contest until March 18. No contact until Oct. 19
Rong Zhu: Must have left thumb X-ray; if positive, must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10
Brandon Jenkins: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
JP Buys: Suspended until Nov. 18, no contact until Nov. 3
Sarah Alpar: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19
Impa Kasanganay: Suspended until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19
Gustavo Lopez: Must have clearance from OMF or ophthalmologist for left infraorbital wall fracture and clearance from orthopedic doctor for right hand fracture or no contest until March 18. Minimum suspension no contest until Nov. 3, no contact until Oct. 19
Alateng Heili: Suspended until Oct. 19, no contact until Oct. 10
Emily Whitmire: Must have clearance from doctor for lower left lip laceration or no contest until Oct. 10. No contact until Oct. 3

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 37 results and play-by-play click here.