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UFC 248 medical suspensions: Mark O. Madsen suffers broken jaw in unanimous decision win

Mark O. Madsen Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put on a fight for the ages in their strawweight title fight at UFC 248, and despite nearly 400 strikes landed over five rounds, neither fighter suffered any significant injuries.

On Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions for the card from this past weekend in Las Vegas where Zhang and Jedrzejczyk engaged in the “Fight of the Night.”

While both fighters definitely wore the damage from the fight on their faces, Zhang and Jedrzejczyk walked away from the battle largely unscathed.

Zhang and Jedrzejczyk have both been issued two-month suspensions through May 7 with no contact allowed until April 22. Otherwise, the strawweights will be cleared to return to action after those dates.

It turns out Olympic silver medalist Mark O. Madsen ended up with one of the worst injuries at UFC 249 after he suffered a broken jaw during his unanimous decision win over Austin Hubbard on the prelims.

According to the Nevada Commission, Madsen has to get his jaw fracture cleared by a maxillofacial surgeon or he’ll be sidelined until Sept. 4. He faces a minimum suspension until April 7 with no contact until March 29.

Meanwhile, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya potentially faces a similar suspension after he earned a unanimous decision win over Yoel Roemro in the main event.

Adesanya has to have x-rays done on both of his feet, and if the results come back positive, he must have an orthopedist clear him or he won’t be eligible to fight again until Sept. 4. He faces a minimum suspension of one month with no contact until March 29.

Here are the full medical suspensions from UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero

Israel Adesanya — Must have x-ray of both feet. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 3/29/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.

Zhang Weili — Suspended until 5/7/20, no contact until 4/22/20

Joanna Jedrzejczyk — Suspended until 5/7/20, no contact until 4/22/20

Beneil Dariush — Must have MRI on right knee. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20.

Drakkar Klose — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20

Li Jingliang — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20

Alex Oliveira — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20

Max Griffin — Must have x-ray or MRI of left shoulder. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/22/20, also due to facial lacerations.

Sean O’Malley — Must have x-ray of left foot. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.

Jose Quinonez — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20

Mark O. Madsen — Must have jaw fracture cleared by maxillofacial surgeon or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/22/20 with no contact until 4/7/20

Rodolfo Vieira — Suspended until 4/7/20, no contact until 3/29/20 due to laceration over his eye.

Gerald Meerschaert — Must have x-ray of left ankle. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20.

Deron Winn — Suspended until 4/7/20, no contact until 3/29/20

Giga Chikadze — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20 due to facial laceration.

Danaa Batgerel — Must have x-ray of right foot. If positive, must have orthopedic doctor clearance or no contest until 9/4/20. Minimum suspension until 4/7/20 with no contact until 3/29/20

Guido Cannetti — Suspended until 4/22/20, no contact until 4/7/20 due to left leg pain.

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