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UFC 255: Figueiredo vs. Perez medical suspensions - Title challengers both face 6 months

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The two title challengers for last week’s UFC 255 PPV card both walked out with injuries that could keep them sidelined through spring, while the champions went unscathed.

With the fights all done and dusted, it’s time to account for the damage. UFC 255 may not have been the most violent card of the year, but with six stoppages (five via KO/TKO), and a couple of hard fought three round wars, more than a few fighters are walking away from this event in need of some good R&R and a chance to heal up before they fight again.

Most notably, both title challengers – Alex Perez and Jennifer Maia – are facing the potential for six months on the sidelines. Perez apparently picked up an injury to his right hand during his sub-two-minute loss to Deiveson Figueiredo. And Maia wound up on the wrong side of a broken nose, likely a product of the lighting fast left hands Shevchenko popped her with for five rounds in the co-main event.

Alongside those ailments, Cynthia Calvillo, Brandon Royval, Joaquin Buckley, Ariane Lipski, both Nicolas Dalby & Daniel Rodriguez, and Alan Jouban are all facing the prospect of sitting out until late May, should they fail to get doctors’ clearance before then.

Here’s a complete list of the UFC 255 medical suspensions, as released by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (via the MMA Underground):

DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO - No suspension
ALEX PEREZ - Suspended until 5/21/21, pending X-Rays & doctor’s clearance for right hand injury.

VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO - No suspension
JENNIFER MAIA - Suspended until 5/21/21, pending doctor’s clearance for broken nose; minimum suspension until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20.

TIM MEANS - Suspended until 12/22/20, no contact until 12/13/20, for right knee injury.
MIKE PERRY - Suspended until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20, for facial contusions.

KATLYN CHOOKAGIAN - No suspension
CYNTHIA CALVILLO - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending MRI & doctor’s clearance for right shoulder injury; minimum suspension until 12/22/20, no contact until 12/13/20.

PAUL CRAIG - No suspension
SHOGUN RUA - Suspended until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20 for elbow injury.

BRANDON MORENO - No suspension
BRANDON ROYVAL - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending MRI and doctor’s clearance for right shoulder injury; minimum suspension until 12/22/20, no contact until 12/13/20.

JOAQUIN BUCKLEY - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending X-Rays & doctor’s clearance for right hand injury.
JORDAN WRIGHT - Suspended until 01/06/21.

ANTONINA SHEVCHENKO - No suspension
ARIANE LIPSKI - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending doctor’s clearance for left orbital bone fracture; minimum suspension until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20.

NICOLAS DALBY - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending X-Rays & doctor’s clearance for right foot and right elbow injuries; minimum suspension until 12/22/20, no contact until 12/13/20.
DANIEL RODRIGUEZ - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending X-Rays & doctor’s clearance for right hand injury; minimum suspension until 12/22/20, no contact until 12/13/20.

ALAN JOUBAN - Suspended until 05/21/21, pending doctor’s clearance for broken nose; minimum suspension until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20.
JARED GOODEN - Suspended until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20.

KYLE DAUKAUS - No suspension.
DUSTIN STOLTZFUS - Suspended until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20.

SASHA PALATNIKOV - Suspended until 01/06/21, no contact until 12/22/20, due to lacerations.
LOUIS COSCE - Suspended until 01/21/21, no contact until 01/06/21.