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UFC 236 medical suspensions: Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum both out indefinitely

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UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway and Kelvin Gastelum led a field of five fighters to be issued potentially lengthy medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 236.

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

Holloway and Gastelum both suffered grueling decision losses in UFC 236’s interim championship fights at the hands of Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya, respectively. As a result of potential damage sustained in their contests, both Holloway and Gastelum will be forced to seek medical clearance via CT scans before being allowed to return to active competition, per Georgia commission officials, or be suspended indefinitely.

Other than Holloway and Gastelum, three other fighters on the card received extended medical suspensions: Dwight Grant (180 days, right distal bicep), Jalin Turner (180 days, right knee), and Wilson Reis (180 days, left foot).

UFC 236 took place April 13 at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The night’s main card aired live on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 236’s medical suspensions can be seen below.


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