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UFC Vegas 35 medical suspensions: Daniel Rodriguez among six fighters facing six-month suspensions

Daniel Rodriguez earned the biggest win of his career at UFC Vegas 35, but may have suffered an injury that would keep him on the sidelines until next year. 

Daniel Rodriguez defeated Kevin Lee and earned a top fifteen ranking in the welterweight division, but it may have come at a price. Rodriguez is one of six fighters from UFC Vegas 35 now facing a significant amount of time away from the Octagon following the release of medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday.

Rodriguez needs a X-ray done on his left hand and if the result is positive, will need clearance from an orthopedic doctor to avoid the six-month suspension he currently faces. The same is true for Gilbert Urbina, Brady Hiestand and three other fighters from the event.

The full list of suspensions can be seen below (obtained by mixedmartialarts.com):

Giga Chikadze: Suspended until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Edson Barboza: Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Bryan Battle (cut): Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Gilbert Urbina (left knee and left wrist): Must have X-ray of left knee and left wrist. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Ricky Turcios (cut): Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Brady Hiestand (right knee and chipped tooth): Must have MRI done on right knee. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed. Clearance from dentist also needed or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Daniel Rodriguez (left hand): Must have X-ray of left hand. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Kevin Lee (cut): Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Andre Petroski: Suspended until Sept. 19 and no contact until Sept. 12

Michael Gilmore: Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Gerald Meerschaert: Suspended until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Makhmud Muradov: Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Alessio Di Chirico: Suspended until Oct. 28 and no contact until Oct. 13

Sam Alvey (cut): Suspended until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Wellington Turman (right big toe): Must have right big toe fracture cleared by orthopedic doctor or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Darren Stewart: Suspended until Oct. 31 and no contact until Sept. 28

JJ Aldrich: Suspended until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Vanessa Demopoulos (facial abrasions): Suspended until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Jamall Emmers (left knee): Must have MRI done on left knee. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 13 and no contact until Sept. 28

Mana Martinez: Suspended until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19

Guido Cannetti (right shoulder and left knee): Must have MRI done on right shoulder and left knee. Should results come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until Feb. 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Sept. 28 and no contact until Sept. 19