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UFC Vegas 18: Overeem vs. Volkov med. suspensions - Four fighters face 6-months due to hand injuries

The reports are in following the UFC’s latest UFC Vegas 18 event in Las Vegas, and it looks like seven fighters are facing potential long layoffs, including Alistair Overeem, who suffered a broken nose in his main even bout with Alexander Volkov.

With another UFC Fight Night in the books, it’s time to tally up the damage and see who just might be spending a large chunk of the rest of the year healing up from injury. UFC Vegas 18 may not have gone big on the violent fight finishes - even if Cory Sandhagen served up more than enough for everyone - but it has left a lengthy injury report in its wake.

Most notably, former title challenger and headlining attraction Alistair Overeem suffered a busted nose in his main event bout against Alexander Volkov, which could keep him sidelined until early August. Joining him are Alexandre Pantoja, Manel Kape, Karol Rosa, and Devonte Smith—all of whom appear to have suffered some form of hand injury. Mike Rodriguez and Joselyne Edwards are also on the extended injury list, due to potential shoulder injuries.

Here’s the complete list of UFC Vegas 18 medical suspensions, as reported by the NSAC to MixedMartialArts.com:

ALEXANDER VOLKOV - No suspension.
ALISTAIR OVEREEM - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending doctor’s clearance for broken nose. Minimum suspension until Apr. 8th, no contact until Mar. 24th.

CORY SANDHAGEN - No suspension.
FRANKIE EDGAR - Suspended until Apr. 8th, no contact until Mar. 24th.

CLAY GUIDA - Suspended until Mar. 9th, pending doctor’s clearance for forehead laceration. No contact until Feb. 28th.
MICHAEL JOHNSON - Suspended until Feb. 28th, no contact until Feb. 21st.

ALEXANDRE PANTOJA - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending x-rays and doctor’s clearance on both hands. Minimum suspension until Mar. 9th, no contact until Feb. 28th.
MANEL KAPE - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending doctor’s clearance for swelling on right thumb.

BENEIL DARIUSH - Suspended until Mar. 9th for cut under left eye, no contact until Feb. 28th.
CARLOS DIEGO FERREIRA - Suspended until Mar. 9th, no contact until Feb. 28th.

DANILO MARQUES - No suspension.
MIKE RODRIGUEZ - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending MRI on left shoulder and doctor’s clearance. Minimum suspension until Mar. 9th, no contact until Feb. 28th.

DEVONTE SMITH - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending x-rays and doctor’s clearance for right hand and wrist. Minimum suspension until Mar. 9th, no contact until Feb. 28th.
JUSTIN JAYNES - Suspended until Mar. 9th due to swelling around left eye, no contact until Feb. 28th.

KAROL ROSA - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending x-rays and doctor’s clearance of left hand. Minimum Suspension until Mar. 9th, no contact until Feb. 28th.
JOSELYNE EDWARDS - Suspended until Aug. 6th, pending doctor’s clearance of left shoulder sprain.

LARA PROCOPIO - No suspension.
MOLLY MCCANN - No suspension.

SEUNG WOO CHOI - Suspended until Feb. 28th, no contact until Feb. 21st.
YOUSSEF ZALAL - No suspension.

TIMUR VALIEV - Suspended until Feb. 28th, no contact until Feb. 21st.
MARTIN DAY - No suspension.

ODE OSBOURNE - No suspension.
JEROME RIVERA - Suspended until Mar. 24th, no contact until Mar. 9th.