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UFC 221: Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold receive six-month medical suspensions

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Check out the full list of medical suspensions for UFC 221.

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Top-ranked middleweight contender Yoel Romero might be ‘made of steel’, but ‘Soldier of God’ is medically suspended for six months unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor, as reported by mixedmartialarts.com

Romero, 40, knocked out Luke Rockhold in the UFC 223 main event at the Perth Arena in Australia and, despite initially fearing a broken leg, will need medical clearance for his left middle finger.

Rockhold, the former middleweight champion, has also been suspended for six months and will need to see a dentist for medical clearance.

UFC 221 co-headliners Curtis Blaydes and Mark Hunt have also been suspended: Blaydes will need to see an orthopedist to avoid a 180 day medical suspension and ‘Super Samoan’ is forced to sit on the sidelines for 45 days due to an ear laceration.

Check out the full list of suspensions below, per MMAFighting.com

  • Yoel Romero: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Luke Rockhold: 180 days suspension or dental clearance
  • Curtis Blaydes: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Mark Hunt: 45 days suspension due to left ear laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Tai Tuivasa: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Cyril Asker: 45 days suspension due to TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Jake Matthews: 45 days suspension due to right eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Li Jingliang: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Tyson Pedro: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Saparbek Safarov: 30 days suspension due to TKO, 21 days no contact
  • “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Damien Brown: 45 days suspension due to eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Israel Adesanya: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Rob Wilkinson: 180 days suspension or clearance by OMF or ENT, 60 days minumum, 30 days no contact
  • Alex Volkanovski: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Jeremy Kennedy: 45 days due to TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Jussier Formiga: 45 days suspension, 30 days no contact
  • Ben Nguyen: 45 days suspension, 30 days no contact
  • Ross Pearson: 45 days suspension for dental evaluation
  • Mizuto Hirota: 30 days suspension, 21 days no contact
  • Jose Quinonez: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist
  • Teruto Ishihara: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Luke Jumeau: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist
  • Daichi Abe: 45 days suspension due to hard bout