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UFC Vegas 12 medical suspensions - Anderson Silva suffers broken nose in TKO loss

Six fighters from the UFC’s latest Apex facility Fight Night are facing potential 6 month suspensions or longer, including Uriah Hall and Bryce Mitchell.

With eight finishes in just eleven fights, UFC Vegas 12 ended up being a particularly brutal card for the UFC. Multiple fighters suffered TKO and KO losses, and even the decisions ended up as hard fought wars of attrition. So, it’s little surprise that the injury list coming out of the event is fairly long.

Both Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall were handed potential six months suspensions for their main event battle, with Silva suffering a broken nose in his TKO loss, and Hall apparently needing clearance for hand and foot injuries. Similarly, co-main event winner Bryce Mitchell could be sidelined until next April due to a potential injury to his left hand.

Further down the card, Maurice green appears to have suffered a potential back or neck injury in his loss to Greg Hardy that has him sidelined indefinitely. And Bobby Green and Thiago Moises both ended up with six month suspensions as well. Green for damage to his left eye, with Moises (likely not coincidentally) requiring x-rays on his right thumb.

Remarkably, what appeared to be the night’s most harrowing injury – suffered when Kevin Holland slammed Charlie Ontiveros hard onto his neck in the first round of their fight – appears to have left Ontiveros largely unscathed. The commission handed the ‘American Badboy’ just a one-month suspension despite the debuting middleweight being stretchered from the Octagon. Ontiveros was later seen that night posing for a photo with champion Israel Adesanya.

Here’s a complete rundown of the official medical suspensions as handed down by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (per mixedmartialarts.com):

URIAH HALL - Suspended until 04/30/21 depending on x-rays to right foot & both hands, pending doctor’s clearance. No contact until 12/01/20.
ANDERSON SILVA - Suspended until 04/30/21 for broken nose, pending doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until 12/31/20, no contact until 12/16/20, due to left upper eyelid laceration.

BRYCE MITCHELL - Suspended until 04/30/21 depending on x-rays to left hand, pending doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until 12/16/20, no contact until 12/01/20, due to right eyebrow laceration.
ANDRE FILI - No suspension.

GREG HARDY - No suspension.
MAURICE GREENE - Indefinite suspension depending on MRI to cervical/spine, pending doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until 12/16/20, no contact until 12/01/20, due to laceration above left eyebrow.

KEVIN HOLLAND - No suspension.
CHARLIE ONTIVEROS - Suspended until 12/01/20, no contact until 11/21/20.

THIAGO MOISES - Suspended until 04/30/21 depending on x-rays to right thumb, pending doctor’s clearance.
BOBBY GREEN - Suspended until 04/20/21 for injury to left eye, pending doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until 12/31/20, no contact until 12/16/20, pending doctor’s clearance for facial lacerations.

ALEXANDER HERNANDEZ - Suspended until 12/16/20 due to cut on right index finger, pending doctor’s clearance.
CHRIS GRUETZEMACHER - Suspended until 12/31/20, no contact until 12/16/20, due to laceration over right eyelid.

ADRIAN YANEZ - No Suspension.
VICTOR RODRIGUEZ - Suspended until 12/16/20, no contact until 12/01/20, due to cut under right eye.

SEAN STRICKLAND - No suspension.
JACK MARSHMAN - Suspended until 12/16/20, no contact until 12/01/20, due to lacerations under both eyes.

JASON WITT - No suspension.
COLE WILLIAMS - Suspended until 12/31/20, no contact until 12/16/20, due to laceration above left eyebrow.

DUSTIN JACOBY - No suspension.
JUSTIN LEDET - Suspended until 12/16/20, no contact until 12/01/20.

MILES JOHNS - No suspension.
KEVIN NATIVIDAD - Suspended until 12/31/20, no contact until 12/16/20.