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UFC 266 medical suspensions: Brian Ortega, nine others facing six-month suspensions

’T-City’ suffered a right orbital blowout fracture in his loss to Alexander Volkanovski. 

Brian Ortega left the Octagon on Saturday night looking worse for wear following his epic five-round war with Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 266. The No. 2 ranked featherweight contender nearly dethroned the champion with a tight guillotine in the third round of their fight, but did not get it and was ultimately defeated by way of unanimous decision.

Ortega suffered a serious injury — a right orbital blowout fracture — that could leave him on the sidelines until next year after receiving a potential six-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Tuesday. ‘T-City’ must have the fracture cleared by an ophthalmologist before he can return to competition.

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

Alexander Volkanovski: Suspended until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Brian Ortega (right orbital): Must have right orbital blowout fracture cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Nov. 25 and no contact until Nov. 10

Lauren Murphy: Suspended until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Robbie Lawler: Suspended until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Nick Diaz: Suspended until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Curtis Blaydes: Suspended until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Jairzinho Rozenstruik (dental): Must have dental clearance on teeth 19-24 or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Cynthia Calvillo: Suspended until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Merab Dvalishvili: Suspended until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Marlon Moraes (right hand, left thumb): Must have MRI done of right hand and X-ray of left thumb. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Dan Hooker (right foot): Must have X-ray of right foot. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 25 and no contact until Oct. 17

Nasrat Haqparast (right ribs): Suspended until Nov. 10 and no contact until Oct. 26

Chris Daukaus: Suspended until Oct. 10 and no contact until Oct. 3

Shamil Abdurakhimov (nasal fractures): Must have nasal fractures cleared by Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Nov. 25 and no contact until Nov. 10

Talia Santos (right hand): Must have X-ray of right hand. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 10 and no contact until Oct. 3

Roxanne Modafferi (scalp laceration): Suspended until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Uros Medic (left thumb): Must have MRI and X-ray of left thumb. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Nick Maximov (scalp laceration): Suspended until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Martin Sano (left thumb, nose): Must have left thumb cleared by orthopedic doctor and nose cleared by Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) doctor or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Nov. 25 and no contact until Nov. 10

Jonathan Pearce (left hand): Must have MRI of left hand. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17

Omar Morales (left ankle): Must have X-ray of left ankle. Should result come back positive, clearance from orthopedic doctor needed or no contest until March 25, 2022. Minimum suspension/no contest until Oct. 26 and no contact until Oct. 17