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UFC Vegas 16 medical suspensions: Jack Hermansson, Jamahal Hill among five fighters facing six-month terms

UFC Fight Night: Hermansson v Vettori
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One-half of both the main and co-main events will need to take some extra steps to avoid six months on the sidelines following UFC Vegas 16.

Jack Hermansson, who lost a unanimous decision to Marvin Vettori in the middleweight headliner, along with surging light heavyweight contender Jamahal Hill are among five fighters who competed on Saturday night’s card at the UFC APEX that could be shelved for six months, according to medical suspensions released by the Nevada Athletic Commission (courtesy of official ABC records keeper Mixedmartialarts.com).

Hermansson suffered a left orbital fracture in the five-round classic and will have to be cleared by an ophthalmologist, while Hill—who picked up a second-round finish over Ovince Saint Preux—will have to have his left hand X-rayed, and be cleared by a doctor if positive. Otherwise, they will be suspended until June 2021.

Light heavyweight John Allan will have to have an MRI on his right knee, as well as an X-ray on his right ankle following his split-decision loss to Roman Dolidze. If positive, he will need clearance or he’ll be facing a lengthy absence.

Also facing six-month terms are Damon Jackson, who suffered a possible nasal bone fracture in his first-round knockout loss to Ilia Topuria, and Jake Collier, who will need a possible non-displaced fracture of left lateral orbital wall cleared by an ophthalmologist following his unanimous decision win over Gian Villante in the heavyweight opener.

Here’s a full list of UFC Vegas 16 medical suspensions:

Marvin Vettori: Must have left eyelid cut cleared by doctor or no contest until Jan. 20; minimum suspension until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27

Jack Hermansson: Must have left orbital floor fracture cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until June 4; minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 4, no contact until Jan. 20

Jamahal Hill: Must have left hand X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until June 4

Ovince Saint Preux: Suspended until Jan. 20, no contact until Jan. 5

Gabriel Benitez: Suspended until Dec. 20, no contact until Dec. 13

Justin Jaynes: Suspended until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27

John Allan: Must have right knee MRI and right ankle X-ray, if positive must have doctor clearance or no contest until June 4; minimum suspension no contest until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27

Matt Wiman: Suspended until Jan. 20, no contact until Jan. 5

Louis Smolka: Suspended until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27 for cut (right eyebrow)

Jose Quinonez: Suspended until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27

Damon Jackson: Must have possible nasal bone fracture cleared by doctor or no contest until June 4; minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 4, no contact until Jan. 20

Jake Collier: Must have possible non-displaced fracture of left lateral orbital wall cleared by ophthalmologist or no contest until June 4; minimum suspension no contest until Feb. 4, no contact until Jan. 20

Gian Villante: Suspended until Jan. 5, no contact until Dec. 27 (contusions)