Victorious main event and co-main event fighters Anthony Pettis and Curtis Blaydes were among a group of five fighters to be issued potential 180-day medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC Nashville.
The Tennessee Athletic Commission released the event’s finalized medical suspension report to MMA Fighting on Monday.
Pettis scored a stunning second-round knockout of Stephen Thompson in the night’s main event, while Blaydes dominated Justin Willis en route to a lopsided unanimous decision win in the card’s co-headlining bout. As a result of potential damage sustained in the contests, both fighters will be forced to seek medical clearance on their respective potential injuries (Pettis, ENT clearance; Blaydes, right foot) or sit out 180 days before returning to active competition, per Tennessee commission officials.
Other than Pettis and Blaydes, three other fighters on the card received similar potential 180-day medical suspensions: Luis Pena (right shoulder and right lower ribs), Maycee Barber (right hand), and JJ Aldrich (ophthalmologist clearance).
UFC Nashville took place March 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The night’s main card aired live on ESPN+.
A complete list of UFC Nashville’s medical suspensions can be seen below.
- Anthony Pettis: Requires clearance from ENT or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension
- Curtis Blaydes: Requires x-ray and physician clearance on right foot or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension
- Luis Pena: Requires physician clearance on right shoulder and right lower ribs or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension
- Maycee Barber: Requires x-ray and physician clearance on right hand or suspended 180 days; mandatory 30-day suspension
- JJ Aldrich: Requires ophthalmologist clearance or suspended 180 days; mandatory 60-day suspension due to TKO
- Stephen Thompson: Mandatory 60-day suspension due to KO; suspended 30 days no contact
- Frankie Saenz: Mandatory 60-day suspension due to TKO; suspended 30 days no contact
- Steven Peterson: Suspended 45 days due to hard bout
- Ryan MacDonald: Mandatory 45-day suspension for scalp laceration
- Justin Willis: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout
- Jesus Pinedo: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout, rest for left leg hematoma; suspended 14 days no contact
- Jussier Formiga: Mandatory 30-day suspension for left scalp laceration
- Bryce Mitchell: Suspended 30 days due to hard bout
- Alexis Davis: Mandatory 30-day suspension for left scalp laceration; suspended 14 days no contact
- Bobby Moffett: Suspended 14 days due to hard bout, 7 days no contact