UFC Vegas 21 medical suspensions: Belal Muhammad receives minimum suspension, five others potentially out for six months

UFC Vegas 21 medical suspensions: Belal Muhammad receives minimum suspension, five others potentially out for six months

Despite suffering one of the uglier eye pokes in recent memory, Belal Muhammad appears to have escaped UFC Vegas 21 without a major injury.

Saturday’s main event between Muhammad and Leon Edwards ended in a disappointing no contest when Edwards fouled Muhammad with an eye poke that left him unable to continue fighting. Later that evening, Muhammad shared a positive update on social media in which he wrote that he didn’t expect there to be any permanent damage.

According to the official list of medical suspensions released Tuesday by mixedmartialarts.com, Muhammad’s initial assessment was accurate. He requires clearance from an ophthalmologist for his right eye, but otherwise received only a minimum suspension of no contest until April 13 (no contact until April 4).

Five fighters are potentially facing six-month suspensions: Ashley Yoder (right ear), Marcelo Rojo (left orbital), Nasrat Haqparast (left fibula), Rafa Garcia (right elbow), and Cortney Casey (right hand and foot).

Edwards, the other half of Saturday’s headliner, does not appear on the medical suspensions list.

UFC Vegas 21 was overseen by the Nevada Athletic Commission. See the full list of suspensions below:

Belal Muhammad: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for right eye; minimum suspension no contest until April 13, no contact until April 4

Misha Cirkunov: Suspended until May 13, no contact until April 28

Gavin Tucker: Suspended until April 28, no contact until April 13

Davey Grant: Suspended until April 13, no contact until April 4

Jonathan Martinez: Suspended until April 28, no contact until April 13

Manel Kape: Suspended until April 4, no contact until March 28

Darren Stewart: Suspended until April 28, no contact until April 13

Angela Hill: Must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for left eye corneal abrasion; minimum suspension no contest until April 13, no contact until April 13

Ashley Yoder: Must receive clearance from ENT (eye, nose, and throat) doctor for right ear or no contest until Sept. 10

Charles Jourdain: Suspended until April 13, no contact until April 4 (left scalp laceration)

Marcelo Rojo: Must receive clearance from maxillofacial surgeon for maxillofacial bone fractures, must receive clearance from ophthalmologist for left orbital emphysema and left lamina papyracea or no contest until Sept. 10

Ray Rodriguez: Suspended until April 4, no contact until March 28

Nasrat Haqparast: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on left fibula to rule out subacute fracture or no contest until Sept. 10; minimum suspension no contest until April 13, no contact until April 4

Rafa Garcia: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right elbow to rule out fracture or no contest until Sept. 10; minimum suspension no contest until April 13, no contact until April 4

Cortney Casey: Must receive clearance from orthopedic doctor on positive result from X-ray on right foot and right hand to rule out fracture or no contest until Sept. 10; minimum suspension no contest until April 4, no contact until March 28

Jinh Yu Frey: Suspended until April 4, no contact until March 28

Jason Witt: Suspended until April 13, no contact until April 4

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