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UFC Vegas 27 medical suspensions: Rob Font and six others face six month layoffs

Seven fighters who competed at UFC Vegas 27 may face as much as six months away from the cage.

All that’s left now that UFC Vegas 27 has concluded is to assess the damage. Unlike the relatively injury free Fight Night in Vegas last week, this time around seven fighters face potential six month medical suspensions.

Among those included main event winner Rob Font who picked up a unanimous decision win against former champion Cody Garbrandt. Font requires doctor’s clearance for injuries to his right tibia and fibula, ankle, and foot or he will be unable to compete until November 19th. If cleared for the injuries, Font can return to the cage on June 22nd.

The full list of suspensions released by The Nevada State Athletic Commission can be seen below (via MMA Fighting):

Rob Font: Must have right tibia/fibula, ankle, and foot X-rays. If positive, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor or suspended until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension, no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13
Cody Garbrandt: Suspended until July 22, no contact until July 7

Yan Xiaonan: Suspended until June 22 for forehead laceration, no contact until June 13

Jared Vanderaa: Must have both facial lacerations on nose and above right eyebrow cleared by doctor or no contest until July 7, no contact until June 22
Justin Tafa: Must have left hand first metacarpal fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension until June 22, no contact until June 13

Felicia Spencer: Must have right knee MRI. If positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 13, no contact until June 6

Ricardo Ramos: Must have right wrist MRI and right ankle X-ray. If positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 13, no contact until June 6

Jack Hermansson: Suspended until June 22 for hard fight, no contact until June 13
Edmen Shahbazyan: Suspended until July 7 for facial lacerations around both eyebrows, no contact until June 22

Ben Rothwell: Suspended until June 13 for nasal laceration, no contact until June 6
Chris Barnett: Must have right knee MRI. If positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13

Court McGee: Suspended until June 13, no contact until June 6
Claudio Silva: Suspended until June 22, no contact until June 13

Bruno Silva: Must have right hand X-ray. If positive must have orthopedic clearance or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13
Victor Rodriguez: Suspended until July 7, no contact until June 22

Shayilan Nuerdanbieke: Must have bilateral lamina papyracea fractures cleared by OMF or no contest until Nov. 19. Minimum suspension no contest until June 22, no contact until June 13