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TUF 23 Finale medical suspensions: Claudia Gadelha potentially out six months with fractured thumb

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha headlined a list of three fighters who received potential six-month medical suspensions in the aftermath of The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale. The Nevada Athletic Commission announced the event's medical suspensions Monday.

Gadelha fell short in a title bid against UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the night's main event, losing via unanimous decision. Moving forward, she will be forced to receive doctor clearance on a potential right thumb fracture or be sidelined until Jan. 5, 2017.

Two other fighters received similar six-month medical suspensions: Fernando Bruno (left knee) and Cezar Ferreira (left foot).

TUF 23 Finale took place July 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The even aired live on FOX Sports 1.

A complete list of TUF 23 Finale's medical suspensions can be seen below.

  • Claudia Gadelha: Must have right thumb x-rayed to rule out fracture or no contest until 01/05/2017; minimum suspension no contest until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Fernando Bruno: Must have MRI or x-ray of left knee, if positive then requires clearance from orthopedic doctor or no contest until 01/05/17; minimum suspension until 09/07, no contact until 08/23
  • Cezar Ferreira: Must have left foot x-rayed to rule out fracture or no contest until 01/05/2017; minimum suspension until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Thiago Tavares: Suspended until 09/07, no contact until 08/23
  • Andrew Sanchez: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Andrew Holbrook: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Josh Stansbury: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08 due to left scalp laceration
  • Cory Hendricks: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08 due to bridge of nose cut
  • Anton Zafir: Suspended until 08/23, no contact until 08/08
  • Jake Matthews: Suspended until 08/08, no contact until 07/30

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