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UFC Vegas 24 medical suspensions: Luis Pena, Chase Sherman among trio potentially facing six-month suspensions

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With only 10 bouts on the docket by the time fight night rolled around, the UFC Vegas 24 injury list is minimal.

Two fighters from Saturday’s main card and one preliminary heavyweight could potentially be out of action until October according to the list of medical suspensions released Tuesday by mixedmartialarts.com. That list includes Chase Sherman (left knee, right foot, right tibia/fibula), Luis Pena (left hand), and Juan Espino (right elbow).

All three require further examination on their respective injuries and clearance from an orthopedic doctor or they could be sidelined for six months.

Headlining middleweight contenders Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum escaped the event with minimal injury. Both received a suspension of no longer than one month.

Whittaker defeated Gastelum by unanimous decision in the main event.

The most notable injury related to the event occurred prior to fight night as Drakkar Klose was forced to withdraw from the originally scheduled lightweight co-main event opposite Jeremy Stephens. “Lil Heathen” shoved Klose at Friday’s faceoffs and Klose later withdrew from the bout on Saturday after experiencing issues with his neck, as well as headaches and nausea.

UFC Vegas 24 was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission. See the full list of suspensions below:

Robert Whittaker: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (hard fight)

Kelvin Gastelum: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (right eyelid laceration)

Andrei Arlovski: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (hard fight)

Chase Sherman: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from MRI on left knee and/or X-rays on right foot and right tibia/fibula or no contest until Oct. 15; minimum suspension no contest until May 18, no contact until May 18

Jacob Malkoun: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2

Abdul Razak Alhassan: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9

Tracy Cortez: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2

Justine Kish: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2

Luis Pena: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left hand or no contest until Oct. 15; minimum suspension no contest until May 18, no contact until May 9

Alex Munoz: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2

Alexander Romanov: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9

Juan Espino: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from MRI on right elbow or no contest until Oct. 15

Jessica Penne: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (left eyebrow laceration)

Bartosz Fabinski: Suspended until May 18, no contact until May 9 (laceration under right eye)

Austin Hubbard: Suspended until May 9, no contact until May 2

Dakota Bush: Suspended until May 2, no contact until April 25

Anthony Birchak: Suspended until June 2, no contact until May 18