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UFC Vegas 29 medical suspensions: Korean Zombie one of seven fighters potentially out for six months

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Seven fighters who competed at UFC Vegas 29 may face as much as six months away from the cage.

The Korean Zombie punches Dan Ige during their fight at UFC Vegas 29
The Korean Zombie punches Dan Ige during their fight at UFC Vegas 29
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UFC Vegas 29 is done and dusted, now it’s time to weigh up the damage. A total of seven fighters who competed at the event face potential six month medical suspensions, including main event winner Chan Sung Jung.

‘The Korean Zombie’ defeated Dan Ige by unanimous decision, marking the first time Jung has won a decision. Zombie needs an MRI for his left shoulder or will be unable to compete until December.

Dhiego Lima (right knee), Davey Grant (nasal bone fracture), Kanako Murata (left elbow), Matthew Semelsberger (nose), Josh Parisian (nasal fracture), and Casey O’Neill (left hand) are all the other UFC Vegas 29 fighters who face six months out for their injuries.

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

Chan Sung Jung: Must have left shoulder MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 20, no contact until July 11 for left eyebrow laceration

Dan Ige: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for lip laceration

Aleksei Oleinik: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for facial lacerations

Marlon Vera: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11

Davey Grant: Must have nasal bone fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20

Julian Erosa: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20

Wellington Turman: Suspended until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4

Dhiego Lima: Must have a right knee MRI. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4

Nicolae Negumereanu: Suspended until July 11, no contact until July 4

Kanako Murata: Must have left elbow dislocation cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 19, no contact until Aug. 4

Khaos Williams: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for right eyebrow laceration

Matthew Semelsberger: Must have nose X-ray. If positive, must have ENT doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 20, no contact until July 11

Josh Parisian: Must have nasal fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20

Roque Martinez: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for nasal bridge laceration

Joaquim Silva: Suspended until Aug. 4, no contact until July 20 for lower lip laceration

Casey O’Neill: Must have left hand X-ray. If positive must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until Dec. 17. Minimum suspension no contest until July 11, no contact until July 4

Lara Procopio: Suspended until July 20, no contact until July 11 for right eye swelling