The UFC was in Las Vegas on Saturday for The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale fight card. Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth walked away from the Mandalay Bay Events Center with six-figure UFC contracts after winning the final fights of the TUF 18 season. In the main event, Nate Diaz ended a two-fight losing streak by earning a first round TKO victory over Gray Maynard.
On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions from the 10-fight event.
One lengthy suspension will not be a shock to anyone that witnessed the fight card. Akira Corassani was hit by an illegal knee from Maximo Blanco early in their preliminary card contest. That strike earned Blanco a disqualification, and left Corassani with a badly broken nose.
Another fighter possibly facing a lengthy stint away from the Octagon is Pena, who must undergo x-rays to her right thumb and obtain clearance from a doctor before she can fight again.
Full list of medical suspensions:
Gray Maynard suspended until 01/30/14 with no contact until 01/15/14 due to TKO and left forehead laceration.
Julianna Pena must have right thumb x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic doctor clearance.
Jessica Rakoczy suspended until 01/15/14 with no contact until 12/31/13 due to tough fight.
David Grant suspended until 01/15/14 with no contact until 12/31/13.
Peggy Morgan suspended until 01/15/14 with no contact until 12/31/13 due to hard fight.
Akira Corassani must have nasal fracture cleared by an ENT doctor or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension no contest until 01/30/14, no contact until 01/15/14.
Drew Dober must have right orbital fractures cleared by an ENT or ophthalmologist or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension no contest until 1/30/14, no contact until 1/15/14.
Ryan Benoit must have left hand x-rayed, if positive then must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until 05/30/14; minimum suspension no contest until 12/13/13, no contact until 12/22/13.
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