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UFC 231 medical suspensions: Brian Ortega potentially out six months

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Brian Ortega’s injuries aren’t surprising to anyone who watched UFC 231, but he’ll probably be on the shelf for a while.

UFC 231 was a violent event. The latest of the promotion’s big shows took place in Toronto, and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has released the medical suspensions from it. Only two fighters were handed long terms, but one of them was the fighter that came up short in the biggest bout of the evening - Brian Ortega.

Ortega, who was attempting to wrest the UFC featherweight title away from Max Holloway, was stopped by doctors at the end of the fourth round due to severe swelling around his eye. He stated later on that he had broken his nose and his thumb in the fight, where Holloway had landed a record number of strikes on him in fourth stanza.

As a result, he could be on the shelf for up to 180 days. Undercard fighter Chad Laprise was given a similar suspension.

Here’s a look at the full list:

Brian Ortega: 180 days and medical clearance

Chad Laprise: 180 days and medical clearance

Alex Oliveira: 60 days

Jimi Manuwa: 60 days and medical clearance

Kyle Nelson: 60 days

Devin Clark: 60 days and medical clearance

Max Holloway: 30 days

Valentina Shevchenko: 30 days

Joanna Jedrzejczyk: 30 days

Gunnar Nelson: 30 days and medical clearance

Kyle Bochniak: 30 days and medical clearance

Jessica Eye: 30 days

Katlyn Chookagian: 30 days

Elias Theodorou: 30 days

Eryk Anders: 30 days and medical clearance

Matthew Lopez: 30 days

Hakeem Dawodu: 14 days

Thiago Santos: 14 days

Nina Ansaroff: 14 days and medical clearance

Claudia Gadelha: 14 days

Gilbert Burns: 14 days

Olivier Aubin-Mercier: 14 days

Brad Katona: 14 days

Dhiego Lima: 14 days

Diego Ferreira: 14 days

Aleksandar Rakic: 14 days