clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC 231 medical suspensions: Brian Ortega out six months after grisly loss

Brian Ortega lost to Max Holloway at UFC 231.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega headlined a list of 16 fighters to be issued extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 231.

The Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport released the event’s finalized medical suspension report to MMA Fighting on Wednesday.

Ortega suffered a grisly fourth-round TKO loss via doctor’s stoppage at the hands of featherweight champion Max Holloway in UFC 231’s thrilling main event. Ortega sustained over 300 strikes over the course of the contest, breaking the all-time UFC record for most strikes sustained in a single contest. Afterward, Ortega wrote that suffered injuries to both his thumb and his nose in a post on social media. He was hospitalized following the fight.

As a result of damage sustained in the contest, Ortega will be forced to seek medical clearance and sit out 180 days before returning to active competition, per Ontario commission officials.

The only other fighter who received a similar six-month medical suspension was Chad Laprise, who suffered a devastating first-round knockout loss to Dhiego Lima on the preliminary card.

UFC 231 took place Dec. 8 at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The night’s main card aired live on pay-per-view.

A complete list of UFC 231’s medical suspensions can be seen below.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Fighting Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Fighting