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UFC Vegas 33 medical suspensions: Uriah Hall suffers broken orbital bone in main event loss to Sean Strickland

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UFC Fight Night: Hall v Strickland Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Sean Strickland put on a dominant showcase to beat Uriah Hall in the UFC Vegas 33 main event but neither fighter walked away unscathed once the battle was over.

On Wednesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions from the card via MixedMartialArts.com and both of the headliners are looking at potential six-month layoffs after clashing for 25 minutes.

Uriah Hall likely got the worst of it with the commission revealing that he suffered a broken orbital bone in his right eye, which requires clearance by an ENT (ear, nose, throat) doctor or he’ll be out until Jan. 28, 2022 with a minimum suspension until at least Sept. 30 with no contact until Sept. 15.

Obviously, Hall can return sooner with a doctor’s clearance.

Following the event, Strickland said he actually suspended that was an injury suffered by Hall after watching the former Ultimate Fighter finalist favoring his eye throughout their fight.

“I think I might have broke his orbital,” Strickland said at the post-fight press conference. “Just cause in the second round, he was blinking and rubbing his eyes and as someone who’s broken their orbital, I’m like oh yeah, he probably broke his orbital. It was honestly a testament to see somebody who was probably fighting with one eye finish a fight like that.”

Of course, Strickland didn’t leave without his own potential injuries with the commission requiring him to get an x-ray of his left thigh and knee as well as a dental evaluation for a lower prosthetic tooth or he’ll be looking at a six-month suspension until Jan. 28, 2022 as well.

Meanwhile, Jared Gooden is also looking at a possible six-month layoff following his impressive win over Niklas Stolze on the main card. Despite the result, Gooden must have both hands x-rayed or he’ll be sitting out until Jan. 28, 2022 as well.

As previously reported, Ryan Benoit will also need a doctor’s clearance before returning to action after he suffered a fibular head fracture, which actually required an overnight stay in the hospital as physicians monitored swelling in his leg.

All told a total of nine fighters on the card are looking at potential six-month layoffs.

Here’s the full list of medical suspensions from UFC Vegas 33:

Sean Strickland: Must have x-ray of left thigh and knee as well as dental evaluation of lower prosthetic tooth or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension until 9/30/31 with no contact until 9/15/21

Uriah Hall: Needs right orbital floor fracture clearance by ENT doctor or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension until 9/30/21 with no contact until 9/15/21.

Gloria de Paula: Suspended until 9/15/21, no contact until 8/31/21

Jared Gooden: Must have both hands x-rayed or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension and no contact until 8/31/21.

Melsik Baghdasaryan: Must have left foot x-ray or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension and no contact until 8/15/21

Collin Anglin: Suspended until 9/15/21, no contact until 8/31/21

Jason Witt: Suspended until 9/15/21 with no contact until 8/22/21 due to a hard fight

Bryan Barberena: Suspended until 8/31/21 with no contact until 8/22/21 due to a hard fight

Chris Gruetzemacher: Suspended until 8/31/21, no contact until 8/22/21

Rafael Garcia: Needs nasal fracture cleared by ENT doctor or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension with no contact until 9/15/21

Kai Kamaka: Must have right shoulder x-ray or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension and no contact until 8/31/21.

Danny Chavez: Must have right foot x-ray or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension until 8/31/21 with no contact until 8/22/21

Jinh Yu Frey: Suspended until 8/31/21, no contact until 8/22/21

Ashley Yoder: Must have right tibia/fibula x-ray or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension with no contact until 8/31/21

Ryan Benoit: Must have left fibular head fracture clearance by an orthopedic doctor. Minimum suspension until 8/31/21, no contact until 8/22/21

Zarrukh Adashev: Suspended until 9/30/21, no contact until 9/30/21

Phil Rowe: Suspended until 8/31/21, no contact until 8/22/21 due to a hard fight

Orion Cosce: Needs ENT doctor clearance for face CT findings and orthopedic doctor clearance for possible bicep injury or no contest until 1/28/22. Minimum suspension until 9/30/21 with no contact until 9/15/21.