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UFC Vegas 26 medical suspensions: Marina Rodriguez, Michelle Waterson avoid major injuries, three facing six-month layoffs

Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez
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Despite a number of hiccups leading into UFC Vegas 26, the injury list coming out of the card is relatively thin.

Out of the 18 fighters who ended up competing on Saturday’s card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, only three are facing lengthy layoffs, according to the official of list of medical suspensions acquired by mixedmartialarts.com. That group does not include headliners Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson, who received minimal suspensions.

The three fighters who could potentially be out for six months are Maurice Greene (right knee), Mike Trizano (right hand, right knee, right ankle), and Carlston Harris (left ribs). All three could return sooner with clearance from a physician.

The UFC Vegas 26 lineup saw numerous changes in the weeks and days leading up to the fight. An originally scheduled headliner between the returning T.J. Dillashaw and top bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen was cancelled when Dillashaw withdrew due to a cut suffered in training, and Alex Morono stepped in on short notice to fight Donald Cerrone in the co-main event when Cerrone’s original opponent Diego Sanchez had a sudden and tumultuous exit from the UFC.

Additionally, within 48 hours of fight night, bouts featuring Amanda Ribas and Angela Hill, Ben Rothwell and Philipe Lins, and Ryan Benoit and Zarrukh Adashev were also pulled from the card.

UFC Vegas 26 was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission. See the full list of suspensions below:

Marina Rodriguez: Suspended until June 8, no contact until May 30 (swollen right jaw)

Michelle Waterson: Suspended until June 8, no contact until May 30

Donald Cerrone: Suspended until June 23, no contact until June 8

Neil Magny: Suspended until May 30, no contact until May 23 (small hematoma under left eye)

Maurice Greene: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for positive result of MRI on right knee or or no contest until Nov. 5; minimum suspension no contest until June 8, no contact until May 30

Diego Ferreira: Suspended until June 23, no contact until June 8

Phil Hawes: Suspended until May 30, no contact until May 23

Kyle Daukaus: Suspended until July 8, no contact until June 23 (left eyebrow laceration)

Ludovit Klein: Suspended until June 8, no contact until May 30 (hematoma under left eye)

Mike Trizano: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor for positive result of X-ray on right hand or right knee or right ankle, or no contest until Nov. 5

Tafon Nchukwi: Suspended until July 8, no contact until June 23 (lacerations under both eyebrows)

Carlston Harris: Must receive clearance from doctor for positive result of X-ray on left ribs or no contest until Nov. 5