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UFC 183 medical suspensions: Miesha Tate, Tyron Woodley potentially out six months

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Five fighters received six-month medical suspensions as a result of damage incurred during their respective fights at UFC 183, including top contenders Miesha Tate and Tyron Woodley, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday.

Both Tate (left orbital fracture, left elbow) and Woodley (right foot), along with main card fighter Tim Boetsch (right knee, right eye), exiled flyweight contender John Lineker (right foot), and prelim middleweight Tom Watson (right foot) will require clearance from doctors for their potential injuries, or otherwise be forced to sit out until the end of July.

A former Strikeforce champion who defeated Sara McMann via unanimous decision on Saturday night's UFC 183 prelims, Tate revealed at the event's post-fight press conference that she sustained a broken orbital bone in two spots on the left side of her face after eating a heavy punch from McMann midway through the bout's first round.

Woodley, likewise, Tuesday posted a photo on Twitter of his x-rays, which clearly show the broken right foot he sustained during the opening round of his welterweight fight against Kelvin Gastelum.

UFC 183 took place Jan. 31, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva captured a unanimous decision over Nick Diaz in the night's bizarre but often entertaining main event.

A complete UFC 183 medical suspension report can be seen below.

  • Tyron Woodley: Requires right foot x-rayed, if positive then needs clearance by an orthopedic doctor or no contest until 07/31; minimum suspension no contest until 03/03, no contact until 02/22
  • Tim Boetsch: Required right knee clearance by doctor and possible right eye abrasion clearance by an ophthalmologist or no contest until 07/31; minimum suspension no contest until 03/18, no contact until 03/03 due to facial lacerations
  • John Lineker: Requires right foot x-rayed, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 07/31
  • Miesha Tate: Requires left orbital fracture clearance by ophthalmologist and left elbow clearance by doctor or no contest until 07/31; minimum suspension no contest until 03/18, no contact until 03/03
  • Tom Watson: Requires right foot x-rayed, if positive then needs doctor clearance or no contest until 07/31; minimum suspension no contest until 03/03, no contact until 02/22
  • Joe Lauzon: Suspended until 04/02, no contact until 03/18
  • Nick Diaz: Suspended until 03/18, no contact until 03/03 due to facial lacerations
  • Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended until 03/18, no contact until 03/03 due to left eyebrow cut
  • Ed Herman: Suspended until 03/18, no contact until 03/03
  • Ian McCall: Suspended until 03/18, no contact until 03/03/15 due to left eyebrow laceration
  • Andy Enz: Suspended until 03/18, no contact until 03/03
  • Anderson Silva: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/22 due to tough fight
  • Thales Leites: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/22 due to tough fight
  • Jordan Mein: Suspended until 03/03, no contact until 02/22