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UFC Fight Night 80 medical suspensions: Rose Namajunas gets potential six-month suspension

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Strawweight headliner Rose Namajunas was one of five fighters to be medically suspended for upwards of six months in the aftermath of UFC Fight Night 80, according to information released Monday to MMA Fighting by the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Namajunas (left hand) outclassed Paige VanZant for five rounds before submitting the prospect with a rear-naked choke in the main event of the Dec. 10 show. She highlights a list that includes Elias Theodorou (right hand), Sergio Moraes (left hand), Kevin Casey (eye), and Emily Kagan (left knee) as fighters who will be required to receive doctor's clearance on their potential injuries or be forced to sit out until June 10.

UFC Fight Night 80 took place Dec. 10 at The Chelsea in Las Vegas, NV. The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass.

It should be noted that fighters often return far sooner than their medical suspensions suggest, as injuries reported on fight night may not be as severe as initially expected.

The complete list of UFC Fight Night 80's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Rose Namajunas: Requires x-ray of left hand and doctor's clearance or no contest until 06/10
  • Elias Theodorou: Requires x-ray of right hand and doctor's clearance or no contest until 06/10; minimum suspension no contest until 01/25, no contact until 01/10
  • Sergio Moraes: Requires x-ray of left hand and doctor's clearance or no contest until 06/10; minimum suspension no contest until 01/10, no contact until 01/01
  • Kevin Casey: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or no contest until 06/10
  • Emily Kagan: Requires orthopedic clearance on left knee or no contest until 06/10; minimum suspension no contest until 01/10, no contact until 01/01
  • Paige VanZant: Suspended until 01/25, no contact until 01/10
  • John Howard: Suspended until 01/25, no contact until 01/10
  • Johnny Eduardo: Suspended until 01/25, no contact until 01/10
  • Andreas Stahl: Suspended until 01/25, no contact until 01/10
  • Michael Chiesa: Suspended until 01/10, no contact until 01/01
  • Cody Pfister: Suspended until 01/10, no contact until 01/01
  • Omari Akhmedov: Suspended until 01/10, no contact until 01/01
  • Jim Miller: Suspended until 01/01, no contact until 12/25
  • Aljamain Sterling: Must have MRI by 12/18/15