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UFC Vegas 39 medical suspensions: Mackenzie Dern faces six-month term for injured thumb

UFC Fight Night: Dern v Rodriguez Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

A hard-fought UFC Vegas 39 headliner cost Mackenzie Dern a win, but it could also lead to a potentially long medical suspension.

Dern faces up to six months off if an X-ray of her right thumb is “positive” – unless she is able to get cleared by a doctor, according to suspensions released by the Nevada Athletic Commission via official MMA records keeper mixedmartialarts.com. Positive frequently denotes a broken bone in medical suspensions, though specific medical records are kept private by the NAC.

The submission specialist lost a unanimous decision to Marina Rodriguez, who emerged from this past Saturday’s event with a win and no suspension from the commission.

Dern was one of eight fighters facing a potential six-month term for injuries. A total of 15 fighters were suspended after the event, which took place at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and aired on ESPN+.

Here is the full list of medical suspensions from UFC Vegas 39.

Mackenzie Dern: needs right thumb X-ray, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Randy Brown: needs right great toe X-ray and MRI of left knee, if either positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Tim Elliott: suspended until Oct. 31 with no contact until Oct. 24.

Matheus Nicolau: suspended until Oct. 31 with no contact until Oct. 24 for hard fight.

Sabina Mazo: suspended until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Mariya Agapova: needs nasal bones X-ray, if positive needs ear, nose and throat doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; no contact until Nov. 9.

Chris Gutierrez: suspended until Oct. 31 with no contact until Oct. 24.

Felipe Colares: needs left elbow X-ray, if either positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 24 with no contact until Nov. 9 for hard fight.

Alexandr Romanov: needs left middle finger X-ray, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Jared Vanderaa: needs facial lacerations near left eye and on nose cleared by doctor or suspended until Nov. 24, no contact until Nov. 9.

Charles Rosa: needs left great toe X-ray, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Damon Jackson: needs right ankle X-ray, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Dec. 9 with no contact until Nov. 24 for large laceration near right eyebrow.

Silvana Gomez Juarez: needs left elbow X-ray, if positive needs orthopedic doctor clearance or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 9 with no contact until Oct. 31.

Steve Garcia: suspended until Nov. 24 with no contact until Nov. 9.

Charlie Ontiveros: needs orthopedic doctor clearance for fragments along distal medial humerus in right forearm & must have oral and maxillofacial surgeon, ear, nose and throat or ophthalmologist doctor clearance for fracture of region of junction of left zygoma and squamous portion of left temporal bone or or suspended until April 8; suspended at a minimum until Nov. 24 with no contact until Nov. 9.