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UFC 221 medical suspensions: Luke Rockhold, Yoel Romero, five others get six months

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MMA: UFC 221-Rockhold vs Romero Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports

Yoel Romero and Curtis Blaydes won big at UFC 221, but they didn’t escape the event unscathed.

The two were among seven fighters who competed at the Feb. 11 pay-per-view event in Perth, Australia to receive six-month medical suspensions from the Western Australia Combat Sports Commission, per The Underground. Romero’s main event opponent, Luke Rockhold, is also facing a six-month suspension.

Romero defeated Rockhold by third-round knockout in the UFC 221 headliner and both could potentially be out of action for a while, with Romero requiring clearance from an orthopedist and Rockhold requiring clearance from a dentist.

Blaydes, who defeated Mark Hunt by unanimous decision in the co-main event, also needs clearance from an orthopedist to avoid the full six-month suspension.

The other fighters receiving 180-day suspensions were “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim, Rob Wilkinson, Jose Quinonez, and Luke Jumeau.

See the full list of medical suspensions below:

  • Yoel Romero: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Luke Rockhold: 180 days suspension or dental clearance
  • Curtis Blaydes: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Mark Hunt: 45 days suspension due to left ear laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Tai Tuivasa: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Cyril Asker: 45 days suspension due to TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Jake Matthews: 45 days suspension due to right eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Li Jingliang: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Tyson Pedro: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Saparbek Safarov: 30 days suspension due to TKO, 21 days no contact
  • “Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist, 30 days minimum
  • Damien Brown: 45 days suspension due to eyebrow laceration, 30 days no contact
  • Israel Adesanya: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Rob Wilkinson: 180 days suspension or clearance by OMF or ENT, 60 days minumum, 30 days no contact
  • Alex Volkanovski: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Jeremy Kennedy: 45 days due to TKO, 30 days no contact
  • Jussier Formiga: 45 days suspension, 30 days no contact
  • Ben Nguyen: 45 days suspension, 30 days no contact
  • Ross Pearson: 45 days suspension for dental evaluation
  • Mizuto Hirota: 30 days suspension, 21 days no contact
  • Jose Quinonez: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist
  • Teruto Ishihara: 7 days mandatory minimum suspension
  • Luke Jumeau: 180 days suspension or clearance by orthopedist
  • Daichi Abe: 45 days suspension due to hard bout