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UFC 229 medical suspensions: Anthony Pettis potentially out six months

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Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was one of five fighters to be issued a potential six-month medical suspension in the aftermath of UFC 229.

The Nevada Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report to MMA Fighting on Monday.

Pettis suffered a second-round TKO loss to Tony Ferguson in the night’s co-main event after his head coach, Duke Roufus, ended the fight between rounds due to Pettis sustaining a broken hand. As a result of potential damage suffered in the bout, Pettis will be forced to seek medical clearance on a different injury — a potential nasal fracture — or sit out six months before returning to active competition, per Nevada officials.

Aside from Pettis, four other fighters received potential six-month medical suspensions: Dominick Reyes (left leg), Jalin Turner (nasal fracture), Scott Holtzman (right hand, right foot), and Alan Patrick (left orbital).

UFC 229 took place Oct. 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

Notably, lightweight headliner Conor McGregor received a one-month medical suspension following his fourth-round submission loss to UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

A complete list of UFC 229’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Anthony Pettis: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 04/05/19
  • Dominick Reyes: Must have left leg x-rayed, if positive then receive orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/05/19
  • Jalin Turner: Must have nasal fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/06, no contact until 11/21
  • Scott Holtzman: Must have right hand and right foot x-rayed, if positive then must receive orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left forehead
  • Alan Patrick: Must have left orbital blowout fracture cleared by ENT doctor or ophthalmologist or no contest until 04/05/19; minimum suspension of no contest until 12/06, no contact until 11/21
  • Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended until 12/06, no contact until 11/21
  • Alexander Volkov: Suspended until 12/06, no contact until 11/21
  • Tonya Evinger: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06
  • Gray Maynard: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left eyebrow
  • Ryan LaFlare: Suspended until 11/21, no contact until 11/06 due to cut on left forehead
  • Conor McGregor: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28
  • Derrick Lewis: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28 due to tough fight
  • Vicente Luque: Suspended until 11/06, no contact until 10/28


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