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UFC Vegas 23 medical suspensions: Mackenzie Dern, five others facing six-month suspensions

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Mackenzie Dern and Nina Nunes
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Mackenzie Dern may have to wait to capitalize on the biggest win of her UFC career.

The jiu-jitsu specialist picked up one of the most impressive victories at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 23 event, finishing Nina Ansaroff with a slick armbar submission in the first round of their main card bout. Dern’s finish earned her a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, but she’s also facing a potentially lengthy injury suspension.

According to the list of medical suspensions released Tuesday by mixedmartialarts.com, Dern requires an X-ray on her right thumb. Should the results turn out to be positive, she will need clearance from an orthopedic doctor or be out of action until Oct. 8.

Five others are facing similar suspensions pending further examination and clearance: Arnold Allen (left hand), Julian Marquez (right hand), Jim Miller (left foot), John Makdessi (right cheekbone, right foot), and Ignacio Bahamondes (nose, left hand).

Main event middleweights Marvin Vettori and Kevin Holland escaped with minimal injury. Both are only suspended until May 2 due to cuts over their left eyebrows.

UFC Vegas 23 was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission. See the full list of suspensions below:

Marvin Vettori: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25 (left eyebrow cut)

Kevin Holland: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25 (left eyebrow cut)

Arnold Allen: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left hand or no contest until Oct. 8; minimum suspension no contest until May 11, no contact until May 2

Sodiq Yusuff: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25

Julian Marquez: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right hand or no contest until Oct. 8

Sam Alvey: Suspended until May 11, no contact until May 2

Mackenzie Dern: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right thumb or no contest until Oct. 8

Mike Perry: Suspended until May 26, no contact until May 11

Jim Miller: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left foot or no contest until Oct. 8; minimum suspension no contest until May 11, no contact until May 2

Scott Holtzman: Suspended until May 26, no contact until May 11

John Makdessi: Must receive clearance from OMF (oral and maxillofacial) doctor for subtle non-displaced fracture of right zygomatic arch and from orthopedic doctor for right foot displaced fracture second metatarsal or no contest until Oct. 8; minimum suspension no contest until May 26, no contact until May 11

Ignacio Bahamodes: Must receive clearance from ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor on positive result from X-ray on nose and from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left hand or no contest until Oct. 8, minimum suspension no contest until May 26, no contact until May 11

Yorgan De Castro: Suspended until May 26, no contact until May 11

Jordan Griffin: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25

William Knight: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25

Sasha Palatnikov: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25