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UFC 251 medical suspensions: Champ Kamaru Usman faces potential six-month suspension

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UFC 251: Usman v Masvidal
Kamaru Usman
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UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman needs a clean X-ray of his nose to avoid a six-month medical suspension.

Usman dominated short-notice opponent Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251, but he didn’t emerge unscathed, according to medical suspensions issued by the promotion, which served as the event’s de facto regulator because there are no state athletic commissions in Abu Dhabi. The suspensions were provided by official records keeper mixedmartialarts.com.

Two other fighters received potential six-month suspensions after their fights: Davey Grant, who reported a broken jaw after a knockout win over Martin Day, and Maxim Grishin, who lost a unanimous decision to Marcin Tybura and also needs a nasal X-ray.

All fighters on the 13-bout card received a mandatory seven-day term.

Here’s the full list of medical suspensions from UFC 251:

Kamaru Usman: suspended 180 days or until cleared by nasal X-ray, 21 days no contact.

Jorge Masvidal: suspended 30 days for forehead laceration, 21 days no contact.

Alexander Volkanovski: suspended 30 days due to hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Max Holloway: suspended 30 days due to hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Petr Yan: suspended 30 days due to hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Jose Aldo: suspended 45 days due to TKO, mandatory 30 days no contact.

Rose Namajunas: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Jessica Andrade: suspended mandatory seven days.

Amanda Ribas: suspended mandatory seven days.

Paige VanZant: suspended mandatory seven days.

Jiri Prochazka: suspended mandatory seven days.

Volkan Oezdemir: suspended 60 days due to KO, 45 days no contact.

Elizeu Zaleski: suspended mandatory seven days.

Muslim Salikhov: suspended mandatory seven days.

Makwan Amirkhani: suspended mandatory seven days.

Danny Henry: suspended mandatory seven days.

Leonardo Santos: suspended 45 days due to hard bout, 30 days no contact.

Roman Bogatov: suspended 30 days due to hard bout, 21 days no contact.

Marcin Tybura: suspended mandatory seven days.

Maxim Grishin: suspended 180 days or until cleared by nasal X-ray, 21 days no contact

Raulian Paiva: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Zhalgas Zhumagulov: suspended 30 days with 21 days no contact.

Karol Rosa: suspended mandatory seven days.

Vanessa Melo: suspended mandatory seven days.

Davey Grant: suspended 180 days or until cleared by oral maxillofacial doctor, 30 days no contact.

Martin Day: suspended 60 days due to KO, 45 days no contact.