Daniel Rodriguez and 5 Other Fighters Handed 6 Month Medical Suspension After UFC Fight Night

Published 08/31/2021, 10:27 PM EDT


UFC Vegas 36 took place this past weekend with an exciting featherweight clash as the main event. Edson Barboza and Giga Chikadze headlined a card that took place at the UFC APEX. Despite having multiple cancelations, the fight card went ahead with 12 fights. Following the fights, not one but six fighters received a six-month suspension, which includes Daniel Rodriguez, who secured an impressive win over Kevin Lee. Here’s a full list of the suspensions handed out by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. 

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Giga Chikadze vs Edson Barboza 

Chikadze suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21.

Barboza suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21.

Bryan Battle vs Gilbert Urbina 

Battle suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut near the right eye.

Urbina must have a left knee MRI and left wrist X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21

Ricky Turcios vs Brady Hiestand

Turcios suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut under the right toe.

Hiestand minimum suspension no contest until 10/13/21, no contact until 09/28/21.

Daniel Rodriguez vs Kevin Lee 

Rodriguez must have a left-hand X-ray. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21

Lee is suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut above the right eye.

Andre Petroski vs Michael Gilmore 

Petroski- suspended until 09/19/21. No contact until 09/12/21.

Gilmore- suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21.

Gerald Meerschaert vs Makhmud Muradov

Meerschaert – suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21.

Muradov – suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21.

Preliminary card suspensions 

Abdul Razak Alhassan vs Alessio Di Chirico 

Alhassan-no suspension.

Di Chirico suspended until 10/28/21. No contact until 10/13/21.

Wellington Turman vs Sam Alvey 

Alvey- suspended until 10/13/21. No contact until 09/28/21 – Cut under left eye.

Turman must have a right great toe fracture cleared by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 02/25/22. Minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21.

Dustin Jacoby vs Darren Stewart 

Jacoby facing no suspension

Stewart- suspended until 10/31/21. No contact until 09/28/21.

JJ Aldrich vs Vanessa Demopoulos

Aldrich- suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21.

Demopoulos- suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21 – Facial abrasions.

Patrick Sabatini vs Jamall Emmers 

Sabatini facing no suspension

Emmers must have a left knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 10/13/21, no contact until 09/28/21

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Mana Martinez vs Guido Cannetti

Martinez – suspended until 09/28/21. No contact until 09/19/21.

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Cannetti must have right shoulder and left knee MRIs. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 02/25/22; minimum suspension no contest until 09/28/21, no contact until 09/19/21

 

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